Senior Literary Agent
Ross Yoon Agency
Jennifer is a Senior Literary Agent at the Ross Yoon Agency. Last year she left St. Martin’s Press, where she was Executive Editor for 30 years, to move to the other side of the desk.
With bestsellers from her editor days including B.A. Paris’ BEHIND CLOSED DOORS and the nationally bestselling BABY TEETH during the past few years, as well as critical successes like CLIMATE OF HOPE by Michael Bloomberg, and upcoming agented books including HAPPY NOT PERFECT by Poppy Jamie and THE GIRL AND THE BOMBARDIER by Susan Tate Ankeny, Jennifer brings to the table an ability to offer editorial guidance and development as well as an advanced understanding and knowledge of the inner workings of publishing houses and the publishing landscape today.
In her role as agent, the goal is to identify the stars of tomorrow and help to place them at publishers where they can attract attention, shine and grow. She is seeking high-concept, cleverly plotted bookclub fiction — all categories, including psychological and domestic suspense, women’s fiction, and selected young adult, series and stand-alone. To grab her attention, a novel has got to have a hook, a compelling plot and a distinctive voice that brings the reader right in.
In nonfiction, she is looking for new voices and authors preferably with a platform. Areas of specialty include but are not limited to health, psychology, memoir, current events and narrative nonfiction of special interest to women.
Jennifer is the co-chair of Project Lyme, a non-profit based in NYC that focuses on Lyme Disease awareness, education, and advocacy. She also serves on the Leadership Council for the Yale School of Public Health and the UJA Executive Committee for Publishing. She is a graduate of Yale College and Yale University (M.A. in English) and lives in NYC , where she is based, with her husband and 4 children.
My Favorite Books
Climate of Hope by Bill Nye