Loretta Barrett Books Inc.
Loretta Barrett Books Inc.

Loretta A. Barrett

Loretta A. Barrett is a literary agent and president of Loretta Barrett Books, Inc. in New York. She founded the agency in 1990. Prior to that she was Editor-in-Chief of Anchor Books and Vice President and Executive Editor at Doubleday. She is a member of AAR, and has representation in every major foreign market, East and West.

Ms. Barrett’s nonfiction interests cover a wide range of topics. These include psychology, science and technology, religion, spirituality, current events, history, politics, women’s issues, and memoir. She represents the national bestseller How To Create a Mind by Ray Kurzweil; the national bestseller If You Ask Me (But I Know You Won't) by Betty White; the New York Times bestseller Mother Angelica, by Raymond Arroyo; the New York Times bestseller Symptoms of Withdrawal, by Christopher Kennedy Lawford; as well as Stressed-Out Girls, by Roni Cohen-Sandler, Ph.D. Other notable clients include theologian and author of the authorized biography of Pope John Paul II Witness to Hope George Weigel, historian Ann Douglas, astronomers Neil Comins and Phil Plait, and spiritualist writers Wayne Muller and Stephen Levine.

Her fiction preferences are largely mainstream and contemporary. She is particularly drawn to women’s fiction and thrillers. Her fiction list includes the Chesapeake Diaries series of novels by the New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart and the national bestseller The Lake of Dead Languages, by Carol Goodman. She represents novelists such as Laura Van Wormer and Theresa Rebeck as well.

Please note that Loretta Barrett does not represent children’s books, cookbooks, sci-fi or fantasy.

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