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Rachel Ekstrom Courage

Rachel Ekstrom Courage

Rachel Ekstrom Courage is a literary agent at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency working with a range of fiction and nonfiction writers. Before becoming an agent, she worked for over a decade in the publicity departments at St. Martin's Press, Minotaur Books, and Penguin's Dutton and Gotham imprints promoting debut and #1 bestselling authors. Rachel is interested in the following genres: young adult (particularly diverse voices, realistic with a twist, fresh fantasy, historical), upmarket/smart women's and "book club" fiction, crime fiction (mysteries of all kinds, domestic and psychological thrillers), and compelling narrative nonfiction that offers new information or a new perspective. She's particularly interested in themes of nature/wilderness, strong women, psychology, and food. In adult fiction, she is not currently looking for: romance, thrillers set in the realm of finance or politics, high fantasy, hard science fiction, paranormal or urban fantasy. More information at twitter.com/EkstromRachel.