Get to Know an Agency Assistant in Attendance: Lynnette Novak of The Seymour Agency

Screen Shot 2017-11-29 at 11.43.46 AM.pngLynnette Novak is an agent assistant at The Seymour Agency and is actively building her list.

She’s seeking fantasy, science fiction, thrillers, romance (contemporary, SF/F romance, romantic comedy), mysteries (traditional, cozy, amateur sleuth), and YA.

(Previously, another Seymour Agency assistant, Lesley Sabga, was attending the workshop to take pitches on behalf of the whole agency. Lynnette is taking her place.)

She will also be taking pitches on behalf of all acquiring agents at The Seymour Agency. Here’s what they’re looking for:

Lizzie Poteet — looking for all romance from inspirational to erotic

Jennifer Wills — all children’s literature, including picture books

Tina Wainscott — self-help, nonfiction, prescriptive, spiritual

Julie Gwinn — all romance, mysteries, thrillers, inspirational

Nicole Resciniti — romance, YA, MG, SF/F, thrillers, mysteries, cozies, history, cookbooks, women’s fiction

Lesley Sabga — adult/YA: SF/F, suspense/thriller and romance

Prior to joining The Seymour Agency, Lynnette spent seventeen years freelance editing. She worked with new writers, advanced writers, as well as New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors. Lynnette earned a bachelor of education degree from the University of Manitoba, where she specialized in English and French. She excelled in Advanced Creative Writing in university and studied writing for children and teens through the Institute of Children’s Literature. She was a Pitch Wars mentor in 2015 and 2016. Both her mentees acquired an agent. Lynnette has since closed her editing business and is excited to bring her passion for the written word to agenting as she builds her client list.

Although Lynnette was born and raised Manitoba, Canada, she now lives in Minnesota with her husband, twin girls, and many pets. Her personal interests include reading, writing, exercising at the gym (okay, that’s a love/hate relationship), working on an assortment of crafts, all things having to do with animals (if she could own a farm, zoo, and animal shelter, she would), and enjoying time with family and friends.

She loves dark and suspenseful, mysterious twists, unique worlds, light and funny, a good love story, and lots of voice.


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