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Welcome

Verna Dreisbach of Dreisbach Literary Management & Editorial Services offers professional representation for distinctive voices with a diverse range of non-fiction interests. Verna also offers independent, editorial services (see Editorial Services link).  She is currently looking for emerging and experienced writers and desires books that present the possibility to effect change. The agency has a particular interest in books with a political, economic or social context. She believes in building an agency based on dedication, loyalty and trust, representing the voice behind the work, not just the writing. If you are accepted by Dreisbach Literary Management it is because Verna has faith in your abilities as a writer and feels a connection with your goals and aspirations.

Verna is a member of the Association of Authors’ Representatives. 

Recent books represented by Verna:

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Why We Ride:
Women Writers on the Horses in Their lives
By:  Verna Dreisbach
Foreword: Jane Smiley
Seal Press/Perseus


Discover the pure beauty and essence between horse and woman in this collection of personal stories.

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It Gets Easier!…And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers

By: Claudine Wolk
Helion SA Publishing Group

Translated into Polish

 

A fun, practical guide to becoming a new mom.  This innovative, new book will actually make motherhood easier! It Gets Easier! is conversational in tone and easy to read. Most importantly, it has what new mothers are craving in ONE book – humor, honesty, reflection, and prescription.
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It Gets Easier!…And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers

By: Claudine Wolk
Amacom
(translated into 3 languages)

A fun, practical guide to becoming a new mom.  This innovative, new book will actually make motherhood easier! It Gets Easier! is conversational in tone and easy to read. Most importantly, it has what new mothers are craving in ONE book – humor, honesty, reflection, and prescription.
 
           

         

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The Power of Memoir:
Writing Your Healing Story

By:  Linda Joy Myers
Jossey-Bass/Wiley
(translated into 2 languages)

Therapist Linda Joy Myers provides insight and offers techniques as to how the process of writing personal stories can heal one's emotional life. 

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Walnut Wine & Truffle Groves

By:  Kimberley Lovato
Running Press/Perseus

AWARD WINNING CULINARY TRAVEL BOOK!

Take an edible journey into the heart and hearth of France's best-kept culinary secret in this picture rich travel book of the Dordogne.   

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Off the Street
(True Crime)
By:  Christopher Baughman

Behler Publications
(3 book deal)

Detective Christopher Baughman, along with Las Vegas’ finest team of vice investigators, offers a unique look into the heart of prostitution and the women who are subject to its evils. Take an emotional journey as these detectives relentlessly pursue the vicious criminals responsible for these crimes against women.       

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Acts of God and Man
Michael R. Powers

Columbia
Business School

  

An eclectic and unconventional “journey into the world of risk,” noted insurance scholar, Professor Michael R. Powers, offers a bemusing treatment of the fields of risk and insurance through a series of entertaining and compelling observations, vignettes, and speculations. 

 

 

 

 

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Coming to the Fire:  The Unnatural History of Dogs, Cats, Horses & Cows
Gavin Ehringer
Ben Bella Books
 
Our relationship with domestic animals is critical to understanding ourselves and our world.  Coming to the Fire is a moral prescription for what we can do to restore a natural balance with these creatures based upon respect and understanding of their true needs and natures. 

 

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Divine Injustice
Richard S. Jaffe
New Horizon Press

 

 

 A personal look into the criminal justice system and the unjustness of capital punishment where money, politics and corruption too often result in tragic outcomes.   

 
           

         

 
 


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The Everything Guide to Forming and Operating a Non-Profit Organization
By:  Jim Goettler
Adams Media, 2010

 

The Everything Nonprofit Toolkit, Revised, 2012

 


 

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Lowcountry Bribe

 By:  C. Hope Clark
Bell Bridge Books

 Mystery/Suspense. Book one in the Carolina Slade Mystery Series about a by-the-book bureaucrat whose life is torn apart as she reluctantly becomes involved in solving a crime wrought with fraud, murder, and kidnapping.    

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How to Blog a Book 

 By:  Nina Amir
Writer's Digest 

 

A step-by-step guide to writing and publishing manuscripts on the Internet one post at a time.  Nina will teach aspiring authors how to create a blogged book with a well-honed and uniquely angled subject, targeted posts, and a readership large enough to get noticed by an agent or a publisher while promoting it and building an author's platform at the same time.     

         

 
 


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Off the Street Redemption

(True Crime)
By:  Christopher Baughman

Behler Publications

Book 2 of 3.  Detective Christopher Baughman, along with Las Vegas’ finest team of vice investigators, offers a unique look into the heart of prostitution and the women who are subject to its evils. Take an emotional journey as these detectives relentlessly pursue the vicious criminals responsible for these crimes against women.       


 


 

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Tidewater Murder

 By:  C. Hope Clark
Bell Bridge Books

 Mystery/Suspense. Book two in the Carolina Slade Mystery Series about a by-the-book bureaucrat whose life is torn apart as she reluctantly becomes involved in solving a crime wrought with fraud, murder, and kidnapping.    

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The Author Training Manual

 By:  Nina Amir
Writer's Digest 

 

A step-by-step process to evaluate yourself, and your book idea, to determine if both have what it takes to become successfully published.      

         

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to
Game Theory
By:  Ed Rosenthal
Alpha/Penguin
Publication Date:  2011

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The Short Sale Savior
By:  Elizabeth Weintraub
Archer Ellison Publishing


Discover how home buyers can profit from a short sale and how sellers can get out from under the expense and hardship of a possible foreclosure.

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Preserving America: Ten Things we Must Change to Survive
Dr. Steven Porter

Morgan James Publishing

Noted educator and former Democratic candidate for Congress, Dr. Porter offers a compelling and thoroughly researched analysis of the ten issues currently eroding the national landscape and timely, practicable ways of dealing with each critical issue

 

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Recruiting and Managing Volunteers
By:  John Lipp
Alpha/Penguin
Publication Date:  2009

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to
Starting and Running a Thrift Store

By:  Ravel Buckley and Carol Costa
Alpha/Penguin
Publication Date:  2010

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to
Risk Management
By:  Annetta Cortez
Alpha/Penguin
Publication Date:  2010

 
           

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