Orinda, CA 94563
Kendra Marcus started BookStop Literary Agency in 1984 and since then the agency has grown to be one of the most well known and well respected agencies for children’s book writers and illustrators.
Kendra gravitates toward quirky and funny picture books, fiction with unforgettable characters and stories that will bring her to tears. Unusual non-fiction, especially science presented in new ways and little gems of history are also her cup of tea. Stories with Hispanic or Latino characters are always welcome, and she is thrilled to find accomplished illustrators with a fresh style who can tell a strong story in pictures to accompany a text.
Minju Chang joined BookStop in 2006, and represents middle-grade and young adult writers of all genres and some picture book writers. She has a particular interest in smart adventure/mystery novels, magical realism, and intense literary fiction, but her real weakness is for funny, clever, and gutsy characters with big attitudes.
Ilse Craane is Bookstop's Foreign Rights Coordinator and likes to read realistic contemporary or historical stories with poignant and relevant themes, fantastic or sci-fi stories and graphic and illustrated novels.
BookStop clients and their work have earned national recognition from such organizations as the National Book Foundation, the American Library Association’s Notable committee, the American Booksellers and from ‘Young Reader’ committees in a number of states.