Elizabeth Pomada worked at David McKay, Holt Rinehart & Winston, and the Dial Press in New York City before moving to San Francisco in 1970 with her partner and husband, Michael Larsen. Together, they started Michael Larsen – Elizabeth Pomada Literary Agents in 1972. Since then, they have sold books from hundreds of authors to more than 100 publishers. Elizabeth is a member of the Association of Author’s Representatives, The Author’s Guild, ASJA, WNBA and co-founder with Michael of the San Francisco Writers Conference and the Writing for Change conference. She travels extensively, speaking at conferences, universities and in front of other groups of writers. She represents narrative non-fiction (memoir), adult commercial and literary fiction, women’s fiction, romance, thrillers and mysteries.
She loves to find promising new writers who are writing books that will interest New York publishers. The agency’s client list over the past 35 years has included bestselling authors such as:
* Cherie Carter-Scott, If Life is a Game, These are the rules, a #1 New York Times bestseller
* Dan Millman, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, the film version of which was recently released as The Peaceful Warrior.
* Cynthia Freeman, A World Full of Strangers
* Karen Lustgarten, The Complete Guide to Disco Dancing
* Katherine Kerr, author of the fifteen-volume Deverry series, who has been called “Tolkein’s heir”
They also represent Jay Conrad Levinson, author and co-author of the Guerrilla Marketing series which now numbers more than 40 books.
Between them, Mike and Elizabeth have written or coauthored fourteen books. Mike and Elizabeth coauthored the six books in the Painted Ladies series. Publishers Weekly chose the second book in the series, Daughters of Painted Ladies, as one of the best books of the year. Elizabeth is the author of the ninth, 30th-anniversary edition of Fun Places to Go with Children in Northern California. For more information, please visit www.paintedladies.com.
Elizabeth welcomes the chance to answer your questions and give you feedback on your ideas and your work. You will find helpful information elsewhere on this site.