Saturday, March 23, 2013

PPWC 2013 - Hannah Bowman, Agent

Liza Dawson Associates Literary Agency

Hannah Bowman

Hannah Bowman is one of the agents who will be at PPWC 2013. She interned with Weronika Janczuk before her current position at Liza Dawson Associates. But before that she moonlighted in physics, working Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Particle physics may seem odd for a literary agent, but she has dual degrees from Cornell, one in English, one in Mathematics. 

Hannah writes fiction, in addition to agenting, and actually wrote and queried a couple novels, which were rejected. This led to her interest in the other side of things. She writes science fiction and fantasy. She also plays the organ. 

If you intend to pitch to Hannah, or query her, she specializes in commercial fiction, especially science fiction and fantasy, women's fiction, cozy mysteries, romance and young adult. She's also interested in nonfiction, particularly mathematics, science, and religion.

Hannah has a Tumblr account (link below) where she answers industry questions and gives advice on querying, genre, etc. From her Tumblr: "I love big concepts, powerful voices, and twisty, complex plots, and I'm a sucker for sweet love stories." You can find her at the following places:

About the Author:  Shannon Lawrence is a mom of two, a freelance writer and aspiring novelist.  She lives in Colorado Springs and is inspired by the beauty of Pikes Peak and the Rockies.  After years of letting her writing fall by the wayside, she has recently thrown herself back into it.  Her main focus is fantasy and horror and she has just finished a Young Adult Fantasy novel.  She has a flash fiction piece featured in the anthology Sunday Snaps: The Stories, due out in 2013.  She has also discovered a love of photography and enjoys photographing the breathtaking Colorado scenery and wildlife, as well as her children.  She blogs about reading, writing and photography at