|Photo Courtesy: J.L. Jarvis|
Ever read a manuscript that doesn't just make you want to re-read it immediately, it makes you want to go and learn everything you can about the author so you can fangirl them for all eternity? Yeah… that's exactly what Jennie Jarvis' BOOK OF MELANIE did for me. I don't know if it's the epic fantasy journey we take with Melanie, the rich world-building that immerses you right from the start or the fact that I could see this book give GAME OF THRONES and THE HUNGER GAMES a run for their money but I totally fell in love with both the author and the manuscript.
She was being courted by several agents and I was ecstatic when she emailed me this morning to say she'd picked me. She likes me! She really, really likes me! :)
Join me in welcoming Jennie Jarvis to the Corvisiero Literary Agency
Jenny Jarvis has worked in the film and television industry in Los Angeles, San Francisco, London and New York City before returning to her home state of Florida. Since moving back to Florida, Jennie has successfully built and coordinated screenwriting competitions as well as served as a judge for film and theater competitions. While working in Beverly Hills, she served as a script analyst, producing coverage for producers, investors, actors and writers. She has operated as a freelance script consultant (“script doctor”) for over ten years working with clients around the world. Through her independent production company, Astorax Productions, she has written and directed a number of short narrative and documentary films.
As a literary writer, Ms. Jarvis has regularly contributed to the blog 5writers.com since its inception and has won multiple awards for her writing over the years. While a lot of her most well known writing is academic writing, she has won awards for essays, poetry and short fiction. She has recently completed her first novel, The Book of Melanie, for which she and her agent are diligently seeking publication. She is represented by Saritza Hernandez of the Corvisiero Agency.