Natalie Kimber started her career in publishing as an assistant to Muriel Nellis at Literary and Creative Artists Inc., and later worked under Dr. Carole Sargent at Georgetown University’s Booklab, where she developed academic and trade book proposals, fiction titles, and edited books for New Academia Publishing. She graduated from Georgetown in 2010 with a BA in Liberal Studies with a focus in Theology and Latin, and is a Caux Scholar. She subsequently founded the Sun Rae Agency, with a view to represent authors with provocative, inspiring books that challenge and change the literary landscape. Nat joined The Rights Factory in 2014 as the agency’s first New York City based agent. She is inspired by bringing experimental, risky, and thoughtful new literature into the world of traditional publishing.
As your host at the Weehawken Writers & Artist Studio, as well as a literary agent, Nat seeks writers who unveil meaningful new ways to see the world and ourselves in it. Her passion is to help authors share their vision and talent with a grateful audience, and guiding the process that manifests a vision into book form is her raison d’etre.
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Jeffrey Barken is the author of the short story collection,This Year in Jerusalem and the novel All the Lonely Boys in New York. Born in Syracuse NY, Jeffrey grew up in Ithaca, where he later attended Cornell University. He also holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Baltimore and is the creator and editor of the online literary magazine, Monologging.org. This unique publication connects writers with artists around the world, encouraging multi-media collaboration and providing literary and fine arts related reporting. The advantage of hiring a novelist to help reach your publication goals lies in the imagination that he or she brings to the project. Jeffrey has designed and published books, websites, and curated gallery events, built several websites from scratch, and regularly provides content consulting and editing services to companies and individuals desiring to enhance their web presence or produce compelling content and materials.
As a host of the Weehawken Writers and Artists Studio, Jeffrey provides consulting, production design, and editing services at all levels of the creative process. From helping to design author websites, coaching on social media platform, expert line editing, to helping with cover and book production design for authors wanting to produce their own books, he is a Jeff-of-all-trades and partner in creative process for individuals and companies. As a writer, his work is compelling and inspiring--catch him reading from his most recent works at the WWAS salons and gallery parties!
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