About the Agent


Verna with Licks (cat), Eula, Nebbie (aka Nebula Sisters), Lily, Ranger, Fargo, and Vaasa

Tristan, retired racehorse rescued from slaughter


Verna Dreisbach is an author, educator and literary agent.  Her work has been featured in books, literary journals, magazines, and newspapers. She is the editor of Why We Ride: Women Writers on the Horses in their Lives, published by Seal Press in 2010. Jane Smiley contributed the foreword.


Verna has worked in the publishing field since early 2007. She has established numerous contacts in the industry and is a frequent traveler to writing conferences throughout the U.S. and Canada. Previously, Verna served as Vice-President of the San Francisco Chapter of the Women's National Book Association, Advertising Chair to the 2012 Left Coast Crime, and served on the board of directors for the CSUS Writers Conference in Sacramento.   

The agency, Dreisbach Literary Management, offers professional representation for distinctive voices and accepts a wide range of fiction and non-fiction interests. Verna is currently looking for emerging and experienced writers and has a particular interest in books with a political, economic or social context. With numerous years of law enforcement experience, Verna has a genuine interest and expertise in true crime - stories in which justice prevails over evil (no jail-house submissions are accepted or considered for representation). 

Verna graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in English and membership in both Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Societies.  In 2010, she earned a master’s degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing, giving her an edge in the editorial and review process. Verna also graduated with a degree in mathematics, her first love (it all made so much sense). She has taught English and publishing courses through the University of California Davis Extenstion program, and to students earning their AA/BA degrees at a local university in Sacramento, CA.

Active in the community, Verna is a 2010 graduate of Sacramento Metro Chamber’s Leadership Program, and is appointed to the El Dorado County Child Abuse Prevention Council. 

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Dreisbach Literary Management & Editorial Services  I   PO Box 5379 El Dorado Hills CA  95762   I  918-804-0833   I   verna@dreisbachliterary.com