Angela Rinaldi is President of The Angela Rinaldi Literary Agency in Los Angeles. She has been a member of the Literature Panel for the California Arts Council, on the board for PEN and is currently on the membership committee for the Association of Author’s Representatives. She established her editorial expertise in New York as Executive Editor at New American Library and Bantam Books, and Senior Editor at Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster) and was Manager of The Los Angeles Times Book Publishing Program for ten years. Her experience as an editor, publishing liaison and industry professional, including the time spent creating books for The Los Angeles Times, developed the strong foundation she built her agency on and has given her the contacts and resources to expertly advise authors about all traditional and state of the art publishing options. For more information, go to www.rinaldiliterary.com.
Fiction: I’m passionate for fiction and look for engaging characters, a strong plot, good storytelling and lovely writing with a distinct voice. My dream fiction client would be able to write a commercial novel with literary sensibility. I am actively looking for fiction commercial, literary, mainstream women’s fiction, multicultural, suspense, book club fiction – novels where the story lends itself to discussion. Non-fiction: An author with an original idea who has a national platform will always get my attention as will authors who have big ideas and can spot trends; authors who can explain the way we live or have life transforming messages; authors who have a brands; authors who having strong media contacts and are able to get endorsements. My dream non fiction client would be an author like Malcolm Gladwell who takes the mystery out of everyday occurrences. I continue to look for narrative non-fiction, memoir, current issues, biography, psychology, health/medical/wellness, love/relationships, business, career, cookbooks/food narratives/wine, lifestyle, personal finance and books written by established journalists, academics, doctors and therapists, love/relationships.
I am not the best agent for humor, techno/espionage/drug thrillers, diet books, science fiction, fantasy, horror, westerns, poetry, film scripts, magazine articles, religion, gift, how-to, Christian, celebrity bios and photography.