Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Meet My Awesome Agent: Lucienne Diver

Our very first Fiction Femme Fatale giveaway is just about here which means we are just about to give away:

An arc of Libba Bray’s latest, THE DIVINERS

An arc of Chris Colfer’s THE LAND OF STORIES

One query critique from Lucienne Diver

One first chapter critique from our own Amy Christine Parker

One critique of your choice: a query or first chapter critique from our own Stefanie Jones

If you haven’t entered yet, what exactly are you waiting for? Click here and follow the directions, but do it fast because you only have a few days left to be eligible!


As we count down to this Friday when we announce all of our lucky winners, we wanted to take a moment to spotlight my wonderful agent Lucienne Diver who has very generously offered up a query critique as one of our prizes. So without further ado, allow me to introduce you to the lovely and talented Lucienne!

Lucienne spent fifteen years with New York’s prestigious Spectrum Literary Agency before joining The Knight Agency in 2008. She has a talent for spotting new and original voices (if I do say so myself) and represents over forty authors, including the very talented young adult authors Rosemary Clement Moore and Rachel Caine. Lucienne is one of the most well respected agents in the industry. It didn’t take me long to realize how grateful I am to be represented by her because her enthusiasm for the books and authors that she represents is obvious and infectious.

Over the course of her dynamic career she has sold over seven hundred titles to every major publisher, and has built a client list of authors spanning the commercial fiction genres, primarily in the areas of fantasy, science fiction, romance, mystery, suspense, young adult, and erotica. Her authors have been honored with the RITA, National Readers’ Choice Award, the Golden Heart, and the Romantic Times Reader’s Choice, and have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. A publishing veteran, Lucienne has superb industry knowledge, numerous editor relationships, and a keen understanding of the foreign rights market. She is a member of the Association of Authors Representatives, RWA, MWA and SFWA.

You can find her here:




Here’s what she would love to discover in her slush pile:

I’ve got a pretty full list, though I can rarely resist taking on something truly unique and wonderful. I work with a lot of paranormal fiction, which I adore (fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, steampunk), but I’m also a big fan of suspense and forensics. I’d love to see something more mainstream along these lines, whether middle-grade, YA or adult. (For example, the last novel that I read was I HUNT KILLERS by Barry Lyga.)

***Be sure that when you query Lucienne you check The Knight Agency submission guidelines and follow them exactly.

Here are a few great blog posts from her that I love on craft:




As well as being an awesome agent (and person I might add) Lucienne is an author in her own right and has a successful young adult series as well as a new adult series to her credit. I’ve had the pleasure of reading all of her books to date and have really enjoyed them. They are fast paced reads with characters who keep you laughing and capture your heart.

Here are her books:

Her latest book for adults:

Tori Karacis is a little more than your average private eye. Among other things, her family line may or may not trace back to a drunken liaison between the god Pan and one of the immortal gorgons. It may be just coincidence that her glance can literally stop men in their tracks, or that her family sports enough irregularities to keep the Rialto Bros. Circus in business. Then again, maybe not.

Tori’s debilitating fear of heights has kept her out of the family acrobatic troupe, but her extreme nosiness fits right in with her Uncle Christos’ private investigation business, where she was apprenticing when he disappeared on an Odyssean journey to find himself. Muddling through on her own, she’s reduced to hunting (not stalking, as that would just be weird), brass-bra’d Hollywood agent Circe Holland in order to deliver her a message…only to witness her murder by something that looks like the creature from the black lagoon.

Suddenly, all of her family’s tall tales seem a bit more believable, especially when Apollo—the Apollo out of myth and legend, though now hiding out among humans as a star of stage and screen—appears in her office, looking to hire her. She knows the stories and that tangling with gods never works out well for their human lovers, but she’s drawn to Apollo in a way she can’t resist, even given her feelings for one very hot and hardened cop.

Her love life has to take a backseat to the danger at her door, though it’s a toss-up which will kill her quickest.

You can buy it here:

Her young adult series:


     You can buy any of the above here:

I’d like to thank Lucienne for taking part in our contest and for taking me on— I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I still can’t quite believe that she did!  Hope you enjoyed our very first spotlight!


  1. Thanks for the post, Amy! I may have to get a couple of her books. They look fabulous!

  2. Great post on a lit agent I have heard nothing but wonderful things about. How do we enter? I'm sorry if I overlooked it, but I didn't see anything explaining how to enter. I can't wait to find Lucienne's series:) Thanks!

  3. Right before the interview, there is a link that says, "Click here." You can also find it here, http://fictionfemmefatale.blogspot.com/2012/06/our-first-fiction-femme-fatale-giveaway.html