Jodell Sadler, Editorial Agent

Jodell Sadler has served as an art director, marketing consultant, senior designer before earning her MFA at Hamline University, where she focused on sharing her critical thesis project, PACING PICTURE BOOKS & BEYOND. Her critical thesis project hits the printed page with Writer’s Digest Books this fall, PACE YOUR PLOT: Techniques & Advice for Pacing Your Fiction, 2019. She has worked as a professor, secondary Freshman & Senior English AP/Dual Credit teacher, and founded KidLit College, a webinar, classes & critique community for writers and illustrators in 2015.

Jodell teaches online and presents at conferences and events on pacing, and writes and presents with Writer’s Digest University. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and passionate about helping writers and illustrators advance their careers. 
Recent titles range from board books to teen titles:
Ann Whitford Paul’s WRITING PICTURE BOOKS, Updated Version, to Writer’s Digest Books, for publication 2018.
Russ Busse at Little, Brown has acquired the first book in the middle grade graphic novel series MISTER’S MISADVENTURES IN MIDDLE SCHOOL by debut author-illustrator and National Cartoonists Society member Jason Platt. In the first book, a boy attempts to avoid summer school by participating in a talent show—despite having no idea what his talent is. Publication is planned for spring 2019, followed by an untitled graphic novel in spring 2020. Jodell Sadler and Jill Corcoran at Jill Corcoran Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world English rights.
Author of IF ANIMALS KISSED GOODNIGHT, Ann Whitford Paul's IF ANIMALS SAID I LOVE YOU, IF ANIMALS SAID MERRY CHRISTMAS and IF ANIMALS WENT TO SCHOOL, illustrated by David Walker, to Janine O'Malley at Farrar, Straus Children's, for publication in Fall 2017, 2018 and Spring 2019, by Jodell Sadler and Jodell Sadler and Jill Corcoran respectively.
SNOW BEAST, YOU’RE IN TROUBLE, and DOG ADOPTION DAY by author-illustrator Phil Gosier to Emily Feinberg at Roaring Brook Press, for publication November 2017, 2018, 2019, by Jodell Sadler, Sadler Children’s Literary.
MR. McGINTY’S MONARCHS by author, Linda Vander Heyden, illustrated by Eileen Ryan Ewen, to Sarah Rockett, Sleeping Bear Press for publication in Fall, 2016.  
BRUNHILDA’S BACKWARDS Day by Shawna J.C. Tenney; FARAWAY FRIENDS by Russ Cox, to Julie Matysik, Sky Pony Press, for publication 2014.
4-Book Deal, Illustrations. PUPPY PIRATES #1, STOWAWAY; PUPPY PIRATES #2, XMARKS THE SPOT; PUPPY PIRATES #3, CATNAPPED; PUPPY PIRATES # 4, SEA SICK, illustrated by Russ Cox, and middle grade nonfiction titles to Random House 2015-16.  
BOLD WOMEN OF MEDICINE: 21 Stories of Astounding Discoveries, Daring Surgeries, and Healing Breakthroughs by Susan M. Latta, to Lisa Reardon, Chicago Review Press for publication September, 2017.

Jodell is looking to add picture book, graphic novel, and middle grade author/illustrators to her list. She’s looking for fiction and nonfiction with humor and heart. She enjoys books that emotionally connect, provide reader interaction. Fresh voice and concept is best in board books, picture books, chapter books, and middle-grade projects (illustrated and graphic), especially those that incorporate nature, wildlife, cultural experiences, contemporary challenges or mystery, as well as biographies that celebrate the difference one person has made in the world.

Jodell partners with Jill Corcoran on all client manuscripts, with Jodell focusing on editorial and Jill focusing on subbing, selling and negotiations. Jodell and Jill work together to advise and guide clients' careers. Author-Illustrators need only submit to Jodell as she shares all her submissions with Jill.

If you are submitting as an author-illustrator, you must include a link to your online portfolio and/or dummy.

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