Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Dan Cramer of Flannery Literary

Screen Shot 2019-05-22 at 11.54.10 PMDan Cramer is a literary agent with Flannery Literary.

He is seeking:

  • PB with great rhythm (no rhyming)
  • Middle grade — Adventure, Sci-Fi, Fantasy
  • Young adult Contemporary (Rom-coms), Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Historical Fiction
  • New adult Contemporary, Thrillers, Historical Fiction (protagonists should be in college or college aged)

He is not seeking nonfiction.

“My love of reading started when I was young with The Chronicles of Narnia. I loved that I could escape into a world where magic and adventure existed. That love of books grew and has followed me into adulthood. Some of my best friends and greatest loves, through the years, have been fictional characters. They have inspired and motivated me in almost every facet of my life, from my first career as a Forensic Scientist with the FBI to an Associate Literary Agent with Flannery Literary. While I love all books, my heart beats for Children’s Literature for many reasons, but the main reason is Children’s Literature, from Picture Books to Young Adult Novels, is fearless. These books and their authors are not afraid to tackle tough topics, to celebrate diversity, or bring awareness to issues that others would turn their backs on. Children’s Literature never ceases to surprise me with its fortitude. I live in Burr Ridge, Illinois with my husband and two rescue dogs, Timmy and Zoe. When I’m not reading, I enjoy the outdoors, horror movies, and baking (and I’m definitely not imagining I’m on the Great British Bake off… I’m totally doing that). Now for the boring stuff: I have two undergraduate degrees from West Virginia University: Forensic and Investigative Sciences and Psychology. I have two graduate degrees from Benedictine University: MBA and MS Management and Organizational Behavior.”

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