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About Us

Faye Swetky and The Swetky Literary Agency would like to thank all of the clients with whom we have had the privilege of working over the past two decades. We would also like to express our appreciation to the hard-working and dedicated editors with whom we have remained in close contact over the years. Their unwavering support has been very gratifying to everyone associated with the agency.

 

AUTHOR COMMENDATIONS

 

SHERYLE BAUER

THE DEVIL IN THE DEAL (Elektra Press)

WOW!  I am holding back tears. The look of the book is amazing!

 

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ROBERT L. OWENS

POINTMAN (Delizon)

Thanks for all your help in bringing my life's ambition to fruition, Faye. You're the best. I can't tell you how grateful I am and how I look forward to working with you to achieve even bigger and better things!

 

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BLAKE LEVINE

BEATING BIPOLAR (Hay House Insights)

I want to tell you I have enjoyed the journey of working with you to find the best possible publisher. You are awesome and did an amazing job...And it is your terrific efforts which have helped make it all possible.  Thank you again and hopefully we will publish many books together.

 

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GABRIELA SBARCEA

MESSAGE TO MY BUTTERFLY (Delizon)

Oh, my God, I can't believe it.  I am so excited.  This is a dream come true, to take my book from nothing to being published.  I can't thank you enough.  Not ever.  You are the best!

 

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JAMES R. JOHNSON

FOR GODS AND FOR MEN (Delizon)

It's great that Faye has so much business rolling.  And the offer is exciting news.  I agree completely with your recommendations.  I say we go for that tentative acceptance of the Delizon deal and see what the next few weeks bring.  Tell Faye she has my complete confidence and I am grateful and appreciative of all her hard work.  

And, yes, it is my first completed novel... soon to be published!!  Thanks for everything.

 

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ANDREA STANFIELD

PHONY--HOW I FAKED MY WAY THROUGH LIFE (Prometheus Books)

Faye, you're a godsend.  Without your hard work and unwavering support, I doubt that I would ever have gotten my book, Phony, published.  Thanks for everything, and keep up the good work! - Andrea Stanfield

 

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JOSH SHIFRIN

FROM THE LINKS (Lyons Press)

I got the message and I'm happy to leave the negotiations to you, the professional.  Thanks for getting back to me and as always I appreciate the quick response and the good advice!

 

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BRIAN WILLIAMS

THE LAST WARLORD: A TRUE STORY OF LOVE, BETRAYAL, AND TERRORISM IN AFGHANISTAN (Chicago Review Press)

That's great news on Chicago Review Press, and the October 15 deadline is imminently doable for me as I am off all summer and only teach two days a week during the regular fall semester.  And that's interesting about Little, Brown and the interest in another book proposal.  I would love to hear more.  And I am thrilled to hear about the 2013 date as you can imagine.  I will do everything to make that work.  I would be delighted to speak with them. 

 

Engines full throttle!
 

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D. J. HERDA

THEY CALL ME DOC: THE STORY BEHIND THE LEGEND OF JOHN HENRY HOLLIDAY (Lyons Press)

I have been "blessed" with six agents in my life.  Two were great, three were less than great, and the sixth was the best.  I owe my success as a full-time freelance writer to Faye Swetky and the job she has done in building up The Swetky Literary Agency and my own literary career.  She is simply the best. - D. J. Herda

 

EDITOR COMMENDATIONS

 

CHRIS PLANT, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

NEW SOCIETY PUBLISHERS

I appreciate your professionalism and the caliber of writing you share with us here at New Society Publishers.  Looking forward to a long and successful professional relationship.

 

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JO FAGAN, SENIOR ACQUISITIONS EDITOR

STERLING PUBLISHING

I love your professionalism and work ethics.  I really enjoy working with you, Faye.  Please feel free to send me all the prescriptive nonfiction properties you have.  I'd love to find another project we can work on together!

 

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ERIN TURNER, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

GLOBE PEQUOT PRESS

Thanks so much for everything, Faye.  I can't wait to receive the finished manuscript.  I'm looking forward to producing a product we can all be proud of!

 

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LATOYA SMITH, ASSOCIATE ACQUISITIONS EDITOR

HACHETTE BOOK GROUP

Thanks, Faye, for all your input and hard work...I look forward to getting together with you on another project soon!

 

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CHUCK LEVY, PUBLISHER

DELIZON INTERNATIONAL BOOK PUBLISHERS

We really appreciate the great number of talented writers you represent, and this is to say that we intend to make an offer on several more of your properties during the next few weeks.  Thanks for keeping Delizon in mind!

 

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DON BACUE, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

ELEKTRA PRESS

Needless to say, you're one of my favorite literary agents. You keep sending me the best properties you have, and we'll keep publishing them. Congratulations on a successful career calling.