About Jeanne Fredericks

Jeanne Fredericks

Jeanne Fredericks established her own literary agency in 1997 after working with Susan P. Urstadt, Inc. for seven years as an agent and acting director. Previously she rose up the editorial side of trade book publishing while earning an MBA in marketing at N.Y.U. Graduate School of Business Administration.

She was the first managing editor of Macmillan Publishing’s Trade Division, an acquisitions editor there, and then editorial director of Ziff-Davis Books where she managed five book clubs and an in-house list of special interest books. Before entering publishing at Basic Books/Harper & Row, she earned a certificate from Radcliffe Publishing Procedures Course. She graduated magna from Mount Holyoke College with an A.B. in English and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Jeanne has been a featured speaker at the National League of American Pen Women’s Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia, on the faculty at the Harvard Medical School CME Writers Conference, a panelist at the James River Writers Conference, Unicorn Writers Conference,¬†and Connecticut Press Club’s Biennial Writers Conference, and a speaker and panelist at the Mount Holyoke Writer-Editor Conference. She is a member of AAR and Authors Guild. She is listed in Who’s Who and profiled in Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents and other references for authors.

Her hobbies and special interests include crew, swimming, yoga, reading, gardening, X-C skiing, traveling, casual entertaining, photography, family activities, and volunteer work with her church.

Jeanne has represented more than 75 authors to more than 50 publishing companies.