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Joanne Wyckoff

Joanne Wyckoff joined the Carol Mann Agency in 2011 after spending five years with Zachary Shuster Harmsworth.  Before becoming an agent, Joanne was a Senior Editor at Ballantine Books/Random House, and Executive Editor at Beacon Press. Among the authors she worked with as an editor are Michael Thompson, Ph.D., Judith Thurman, Mary Pipher, Karen Armstrong, Bruce Barcott, Louise DeSalvo, Sven Birkerts, Jonathan Kirsch, and Anne Lamott.

As an agent, Joanne represents a wide array of nonfiction and selected fiction. She has vast experience working with academics and experts in diverse fields, helping them develop and write books for a broad market. She also has a particular love of the memoir, narrative nonfiction, the personal narrative, and narrative journalism. She is always looking for writers with strong, original voices who explore a subject in new and surprising ways. Her nonfiction list includes books in psychology, women’s issues, history, education, science, health and wellness, sports, humor, food and culture, natural history and anything about animals, religion and spirituality, and African American issues. In fiction, her interests run to literary fiction, and novels that evoke a strong sense of place.

Books Joanne has represented include: THE CRACKER QUEEN: A MEMOIR OF A JAGGED, JOYFUL LIFE by Lauretta Hannon; THE GLOBAL ACHIEVEMENT GAP and CREATING INNOVATORS by Harvard education expert Tony Wagner; BECOMING A LIFE CHANGE ARTIST by life planning expert Fred Mandell, Ph.D., and organizational psychologist Kathleen Jordan, Ph.D.; MY GREEN MANIFESTO by David Gessner; DADDY LONG LEGS: THE NATURAL EDUCATION OF A FATHER by John T. Price; GARDENING BY CUISINE by Patti Moreno; RAISING GLOBAL IQ by Axis of Hope founder Carl Hobert; THE PREGNANT ATHLETE by triathlete Brandi Dion and Steven Dion, with Joel Heller, M.D.; and IF ONLY YOU PEOPLE COULD FOLLOW DIRECTIONS: A MEMOIR by Jessica Hendry Nelson.

Joanne graduated with honors, cum laude, from Wells College, and did graduate work in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Query letters can be sent to joanne@carolmannagency.com.

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