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Portland and Salem Online: Agent Do’s and Don’ts with Fiona Kenshole

April 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Portland and Salem Chapter Meeting

Join us at our Combined Portland and Salem Chapter Meetings, Online!

Finding a literary agent is difficult! Are you wondering what to do — and what not to do — in your search for a literary agent? Join us online to find out! This month, we are combining our Portland and Salem chapter meetings online, as we meet with literary agent, Fiona Kenshole of Transatlantic Agency.

Find out more about Fiona below, as well as all the details to join us for this fantastic event!

About Fiona Kenshole

“I love the midwifery of being an agent, from getting your debut published to doing the movie deal. I specialize in children’s and YA from picture books to older teenage.”

Fiona came to agenting after nearly a decade as VP at Laika Studios, creating a development slate of new projects for the Academy Award winning animation studio. She worked with major directors and screenwriters, acquiring and adapting children’s books including the Oscar-nominated THE BOXTROLLS and CORALINE.

Previously she was a senior publisher in the UK where she published authors including Michael Bond (Paddington Bear), P.L Travers (Mary Poppins) and the Laureate Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) and was UK editor for Beverley Cleary, Lois Lowry, Bruce Coville, Gary Paulsen and Cynthia Voigt. She was nominated for “Editor of the Year” at the British Book Awards.

Fiona enjoys being on faculty as a conference guest speaker throughout the US, from Alaska to San Diego, and in Europe. She has taught publishing at Oxford Brookes University and Portland State, organized events for the Oxford Literary Festival and is herself a published author. 

She joined Transatlantic in 2013. Her clients’ recent successes include Vicki Grant’s YA romcom, 36 QUESTIONS THAT CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT YOU (Running Press), which sold in 22 languages and is optioned for TV, and Rosanne Parry’s MG A WOLF CALLED WANDER (Andersen Press/Greenwillow) which spent 26 weeks in the NYT bestseller list and sold in 11 languages. 

Details for joining online

You can join us on your phone or on your computer. You do not need to have video, but it is helpful if you can. Log in a little early – sometimes it takes a second to load the online meeting on Zoom.
IMPORTANT: When you log-in, you will be on mute. The speaker will un-mute you when they are ready. This helps make things not too loud!
You can click the link below on your computer or your smart phone to join. It will open an application:
You can also phone call in to this number, and enter the meeting ID (you do not have a participant ID):
Phone number:
1 301 715 8592 US
Meeting ID:
730 922 659

New to Zoom?

If you are new to Zoom you can go to a test meeting at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115002262083-Joining-a-Test-Meeting.

We look forward to seeing you online!


April 7, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Portland, OR United States