The Laura Dail Literary Agency Inc., incorporated in 1996, is a small, full-service literary agency, representing fiction and nonfiction, commercial and literary, for both adults and children. We represent a wide range of diverse authors, including bestselling authors of children’s fiction, award-winning journalists, historians, chefs, and humorists.
We provide thoughtful attention at every stage of a book’s life—from editorial to marketing to sales and the licensing of subsidiary rights. We are the author’s partner and advocate for the life of the book, and we love it.
Laura Dail graduated from Duke University and received her Master’s degree in Spanish from Middlebury College. She has served on the board of the Association of Authors Representatives (AAR) and currently chairs the AAR Royalties Committee.
Over the years, the agency has represented just about every kind of book. We’ve sold hundreds of books and represented dozens of bestsellers. Laura’s now especially interested in high-concept fiction and serious non-fiction.
Laura also edited TRULY YOURS, a gift book about adoption.
Follow her on Twitter at @LCDail.
Tamar Rydzinski worked at Sanford J. Greenburger Associates prior to joining the Laura Dail Literary Agency. She graduated from Yeshiva University in 2003 with a major in literature and a minor in business.
Tamar is interested in anything that is well-written and has great characters. A fantastic query letter is essential. “You need to make me want to read your book, and be excited to read it,” she says, “with those first couple of paragraphs.”
Follow her on Twitter at @trydzinski.
Elana has specialized in children's publishing from the beginning of her career, from her very first internship at Nickelodeon Magazine followed by 5 years as an editor at Parachute Publishing. She's been an agent since 2008, joining LDLA in 2016 after running her own agency, Red Tree Literary.
Elana is a graduate of Barnard College and the Jewish Theological Seminary, with degrees in English literature and Bible. It's the second degree which makes for more interesting conversation at cocktail parties.
Follow her on Twitter at @elanaroth.
Diane Cahill, CPA, holds a Bachelors of Science from the State University of New York at Oswego, a New York CPA license, and a Series 6 Securities license.
She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as well as being a member of both the New York State Society and New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants (SYSSCPA and NJSSCPA). She has been an accountant for over twenty years.