The Writers Place presents author Brian Shawver leading a conversation between Ellen Geiger (Frances Goldin Literary Agency) and her client, writer Linda Rodriguez, about the craft and business of writing.
Ellen Geiger (AAR), Vice President & Senior Agent
Ellen Geiger is a 25-year veteran of the publishing, film and television industries, and represents a diverse range of authors of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction. Representative works in nonfiction include The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power, by Joel Bakan, The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever by Molly Caldwell Crosby, Gringos in Paradise by Barry Golson, Kabul in Winter by Ann Jones, The Scimitar and the Veil: Extraordinary Women of Islam by Jennifer Heath, The God of Old by Harvard biblical scholar James L. Kugel, and If the Creek Don't Rise: My Life Out West with the Last Black Widow of the Civil War, a memoir by Rita Williams. In fiction, recent works include We'll Always Have Parrots by multiple award-winner Donna Andrews, The Saddlemaker's Wife by Agatha winner Earlene Fowler, The Sunday List of Dreams by bestseller Kris Radish, and Snow Blind by the Anthony and Gumshoe Award-winning mother/daughter team P.J. Tracy.
She is also proud to represent the interests of the late children's book author Margaret Wise Brown, whose iconic works include Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny.
Linda Rodriguez has published two novels, Every Broken Trust (Minotaur Books) and Every Last Secret (Minotaur Books), winner of the Malice Domestic First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition, a Las Comadres National Latino Book Club selection, and finalist for the International Latino Book Award. and two books of poetry, Heart's Migration (Tia Chucha Press) winner of the Thorpe Menn Award for Literary Excellence and finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award, and Skin Hunger (Scapegoat Press). She edited Woven Voices: 3 Generations of Puertorriquena Poets Look at Their American Lives (Scapegoat Press), a finalist for the International Latino Book Award. She has also published a cookbook, The "I Don't Know How To Cook" Book: Mexican (Adams Media). Rodriguez received the Midwest Voices and Visions Award, Elvira Cordero Cisneros Award, KC ArtsFund Inspiration Award, and Ragdale and Macondo fellowships, among others. She is the president of Border Crimes, the Kansas/Missouri chapter of Sisters in Crime, a founding board member of Latino Writers Collective and The Writers Place, Wordcraft Circle of Native American Writers and Storytellers, Kansas City Cherokee Community, and International Thriller Writers. Learn more about her books and events at http://lindarodriguezwrites.blogspot.com/