Being an agent is really all I can imagine doing. Books, and the amazing people who write them, have been the focus of my life for more than two decades. I remember packing to move my house and needing a separate small truck just for all the books, and I had given away countless volumes to the libraries for fundraisers already! But so many of them were treasured friends I couldn't bear to part with, no matter the effort required to maintain the relationship.
And this specific role I play, being given the chance to find and nurture new books, to work with some of the most creative and talented writers, scientists and psychologists, cooks and criminologists, experts from every field of study, makes what I do feel so different from work that my inbox feels like Santa's magical Christmas bag. It's always full, always overflowing, but brimming with the potential of something spectacular. All I've got to do is pull the little ribbon...
Perhaps that's why I have such trouble limiting myself to just a few genres. I find it all fascinating! History, business, self-help, science, gardening, cookbooks, crafts, parenting, memoir, true crime and travel. Teach me something new, something I couldn't find somewhere else, something based on original research and that's the hook I'm looking for. With fiction, I love quirky, edgy characters. Send me women's fiction, paranormal, urban fantasy, horror, science fiction, historical, mystery, thrillers and suspense.
Those rare moments I'm not reading or editing or talking about reading or editing or arguing about contracts, sleeping on the train, or tweeting about industry news, I adore classic films and old-time radio shows.
Client Scott Craven's Middle-Grade zombie comedy series, Dead Jed has been optioned to Nickelodeon for a 'backdoor pilot' (a feature which can be used as a stand-alone or a series pilot), with the skillful help of Executive Producer Jim Head and subrights agent Susan Schulman. Yay, Scott!
Gina's Recent Sales:
December 14, 2016 - CRUSADER by Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson
Digital: Fiction: Thriller
Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson's CRUSADER, Book 3 in the Tier One Thriller Series, in which a man goes undercover deep inside Iran to do what no one else can - mete justice upon the mastermind behind the most horrific terror attack in US Special Forces history, to Jessica Tribble at Thomas & Mercer, for publication in 2017, by Gina Panettieri at Talcott Notch Literary Services (World).
December 5, 2016 - SPARE THESE STONES by Paula Munier
Author of PLOT PERFECT, BEGINNINGS, and WRITING WITH QUIET HANDS, Paula Munier's debut mystery, SPARE THESE STONES, in which a grieving female veteran and her traumatized war dog discover an abandoned baby near a shallow grave in the forest and join forces with a game warden and his search-and-rescue dog in a race to thwart a terrifying deadly plot, to Peter Wolverton at Minotaur, in a good deal, at auction, in a three-book deal, by Gina Panettieri at Talcott Notch Literary Services (World).
September 6, 2016 - A TOWN CALLED VENGEANCE
Kevin Wolf's BROKE HEART, in which a drifter, gambler and disgraced newspaper reporter settles for a job digging a grave in Broke Heart, Colorado, in July 1879, and he finds himself at the center of a terrifying mystery that will leave a trail of death and destruction that only he can end, and must accept that he has made a deal with the devil that hascost innocent lives, and A TOWN CALLED VENGEANCE, to Reece Hanzon at Jolly Fish Press, in a nice deal, for publication in 2017, by Gina Panettieri at Talcott Notch Literary Services (World).
August 25, 2016 - HONG KONG BLACK by Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson
Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson writing as Alex Ryan's HONG KONG BLACK, the sequel to Beijing Red, which follows a former Navy SEAL and beautiful Chinese CDC microbiologist in their race to thwart a terrifying global conspiracy, to Matt Martz at Crooked Lane, by Gina Panettieri at Talcott Notch Literary Services (World).
August 16, 2016 - MORE THAN ONE WAY HOME by Amanda Lambert and Leslie Eckford
Amanda Lambert and Leslie Eckford's MORE THAN ONE WAY HOME: A Common Sense Approach to Hiring Elder Caregivers in the New Millennium, A comprehensive and thoughtful guide to all the decisions involved in determining homecare for your senior family member - including whether to use an agency or hire privately, insurance, safety and security, expenses and new technology for in-home care, to Suzanne Staszak-Silva at Rowman & Littlefield, in a nice deal, by Gina Panettieri at Talcott Notch Literary Services (World).
December 14, 2015 - TIER ONE and WAR SHADOWS by Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson
Digital: Fiction: Thriller
Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson's TIER ONE, when an elite covert Seal Tier One team is shockingly annihilated, a Senior Chief must choose to leave behind his name and his life to build a new team of specialists who can defeat the men responsible for the carnage, and WAR SHADOWS, to JoVon Sotak at Thomas & Mercer, in a nice deal, for publication in FALL 2016, by GinaPanettieri at Talcott Notch Literary Services (World).
November 13, 2015 - THE NEW JERSEY MOB by Scott Deitche
Non-fiction: True crimeScott Deitche's THE NEW JERSEY MOB, a first-time ever comprehensive history of organized crime in New Jersey, from the turn-of-the-century Black Hand gangs to the seven Mafia families that make Jersey the home of their operations and the latest FBI stings and shocking revelations, to Kathryn Knigge at Rowman & Littlefield, for publication in 2017, by Gina Panettieri at Talcott Notch Literary Services (World).
Gina's Upcoming appearances:
April 29, 2017 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Day of Education Table Mountain Inn Golden, Coloradowww.rmfw.com : 25th March 2017
July 13, 2017 Thrillerfest Grand Hyatt, NYC www.thrillerfest.com : 7th - 8th April 2017