Brettne Bloom joined Kneerim, Williams & Bloom in 2000 after working at The Atlantic Monthly and became a partner in the Agency in 2012. As an Agent, she has cultivated an eclectic client list and worked with a wide variety of authors, from bestselling novelists such as J. Courtney Sullivan and Patrick Somerville, to acclaimed food writers Luisa Weiss and Lisa Fain, to historians Carla Kaplan, Charlotte Gordon and Paul Fisher.
Recent and upcoming books for 2014-2015 includeThe Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan (Knopf), The Homesick Texan's Family Table by Lisa Fain (Ten Speed Press), Entertaining by Camille Styles (HarperCollins/William Morrow), Elements of Style by Erin Gates (Simon & Schuster), The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk (Viking), Ovenly: The Cookbook by Erin Patinkin and Agatha Kulaga (Harlequin), The Ambassador's Wife by Jennifer Steil (Doubleday), The Royal We by Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks (Grand Central Publishing), The Last Flight of Poxl West by Daniel Torday (St. Martin's Press), All Eyes are Upon Us by Jason Sokol (Basic Books), Unabrow: A Memoir by Una LaMarche (Penguin) and Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon (Random House).
Brettne is actively acquiring new clients in both fiction and non-fiction. In fiction, she is especially drawn to family sagas, foreign locales, historical settings, stories of unexpected friendships, and psychological suspense. She is also interested in young adult fiction of all stripes. In non-fiction, her interests include memoir, narrative history, current events, biography, travel, adventure, science, parenting, popular culture, cooking and food narratives and personal growth.
Born in Houston, Brettne is a fifth-generation Texan. She graduated from Emory University and studied Spanish literature and history in Seville, Spain. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two daughters.
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