Meet the Presenters 2010 - Joanna Stampfel-Volpe

Well, hello again, and happy Monday to you!

Time to tell you about another of the terrific presenters we have coming to SiWC in October.

Let me introduct you to agent Joanna Stampfel-Volpe

Joanna Stampfel-Volpe is an agent with Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation. 

She is looking for juvenile (up to YA) fiction and non-fiction, adult genre and mainstream fiction and some nonfiction areas. She accepts hard copy or e-mail queries.

Joanna's specific interests are chap books to upper YA (non-fiction, contemporary, paranormal, romantic, humor, post-apocalyptic, historical and fantasy *fantasy/sci-fi needs to really stand out, unique), adult romance (historical, paranormal, contemporary), fantasy (urban fantasy, steampunk, unique), up-market fiction (dark, literary, horror, women's fic, commercial thrillers, historical, magical realism, speculative fic), narrative non-fiction (pop culture, environmental, foodie).

She is NOT interested in: cozies, cookbooks, academic nonfiction, epic fantasy for adults, hi-science fiction for adults, poetry, collections/short stories, screenplays.

When she's not reading (which is almost never), she enjoys cooking, watching movies, playing Guitar Hero and hanging with her husband and her chihuahua, PeeWee.

Sadly, PeeWee the chihuahua will not be joining us in Surrey, but Joanna will. Welcome, Joanna!


I had a serious moment of *SQUEE* when I read the tweet about the latest agent to confirm attendance at SiWC 2010. Joanna is one of my favourite agents to follow on Twitter, and she is in my top ten dream agents to query for my current WiP. To have the opportunity to meet her in person is so mind-bogglingly awesome! Way to go, SiWC organizers! 2010 is shaping up to be another fabulous year!