Kerry Sparks

Agent and ebook Manager

Since joining Levine Greenberg Rostan in 2008, Kerry Sparks has worked to build up the kid’s lit department and more recently the digital initiative at the agency. A few of her clients include NYT and International Bestselling author Jennifer Niven, National Book Award Finalist Carrie Arcos, bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert, illustrator and author Mark Pett, novelist Camille Perri, and a robust list of Jennifers—Jenny Torres Sanchez, Jennifer Mathieu, Jennifer Salvato Doktorski, Jenny Lundquist, Jennifer Mann, Jennifer Bass, Jenny Manzer, and Jennifer Gray Olson to name a few. While Kerry’s primary focus is on fiction for young readers, she represents fiction for adults as well and occasionally non-fiction projects. She is looking for fiction that is commercial and literary, with the perfect combination of a great hook and solid writing.

A true west coaster at heart, Kerry grew up in a rainy, rural Oregon town before heading south for college. She graduated with honors from California State University, Los Angeles with a degree in English, where she also published short stories and wrote and produced plays. In addition to being an agent, Kerry is the co-author (with colleague Miek Bruno Coccia) of the hipster baby name book Hello, My Name Is Pabst which she blogs about here. She tweets about books, babies, and all sorts of other things at @kerry_sparks and you can visit her deals page on Publisher’s Marketplace here. Kerry lives in Manhattan with her husband and daughter.