Looking for a Literary Agent

Dennis Schleicher is currently the President of the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. Schliecher is the best-selling author of Is He Nuts?: Why a Gay Man Would Become a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ. As an in-demand public speaker, specializing in devotionals and social media marketing with the LDS church, Dennis’s relationship with many acquisition editors gives him a unique edge. Talcott Notch Literary Services LLC

Dennis at age 17 in 1990, he appeared on seven talk shows, including “Larry King Live,” where he talked about being a victim of a brutal gay bashing that occurred in his public high school. The ratings for his appearance on “Sally Jessy Raphael,” which aired January 19, 1990, were so high that they asked him to appear again. The bashing was reported in more than a dozen local and national newspapers and magazines. Dennis resides in Glastonbury, Connecticut.

Accepting queries for the following genres:

Biography, Christian living, children’s books, church life, devotional, inspirational, LGBTQ, theology, bible study, reference, health, finance, fiction, self-help, psychology, grief, suffering, marriage, family, women’s, men’s, philosophy, history, social issues, parenting, clean romance, Latter-Day Saints, LDS, and Mormonism. 

Dennis says “I am the first to specialize as an LDS literary agent, willing to work with all. I am looking for unique ideas from writers. As the market has changed, so has many of the demands on the author. Your project has to be more than an extended magazine article. It has to have something unique that will make the publisher jump at the chance to invest in you and your work.” Dennis goes on to explain that the “something” can be your platform, it can be the power of your idea, or it can be that your writing .” And if you can bring all three? I’m confident we can find you a publishing house. What will set you apart? What will establish you as a thought-leader in your genre?”

Recent Deals:

Lisa Barlow

The star of Bravo’s TV new hit: “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.” Born in New York, Lisa Barlow has been living in Utah for over 20 years. As the owner of LUXE marketing company and various businesses including VIDA tequila, she considers herself “Mormon 2.0” as she is not one to adhere to all of the traditional and strict Latter-day Saints rules. Lisa attended BYU. Married to her husband John with two children in Utah. 

Dennis is currently shopping Lisa’s riveting memoir; Jewish by Heritage Mormon is my Choice?

Stand Guard at the Door of Your Mind by Drew Young

Written to give hope, confidence, and strength to those going through rough times and trying to figure out ways to add more fulfillment/peace into their lives. It’s vulnerable and real.

Some topics include: suicide, pornography, mental illness, bullying, success, failure, disease attitudes, and not quitting on your worst day.

This is Drew’s 2nd book with Cedar Fort after the success of his first book The Meaning of Your Mission: Lessons & Principles to Know You Are Enough Paperback – July 14, 2020

Acquisitions editor Angela Johnson at Cedar Fort, in a nice deal, in an exclusive submission, for publication in early summer 2021.

Fractured Souls and Splintered Memories : Unlocking the “Boxes” of Trauma by Christy Kane PhD, CMHC’s Paperback – July 13, 2021

Mental health professional, presenter, and author Christy Kane PhD, CMHC’s. One of the sacred offerings of therapy that’s protected by a code of ethics is the gift of confidentiality. The purpose of this book is to guide readers through the healing steps of therapy. In this book, you’ll discover the resiliency of the human soul as it’s protected and shepherded by a gifted mental health professional. The ultimate aim of this book is not to highlight darkness but to emphasize the truth that healing is possible-if those who seek it are dedicated to the work required to obtain this gift.

Acquisitions editor, Angela Johnson at Cedar Fort, with Suzy Bills editing, in a nice deal, in an exclusive submission, for publication in fall 2021, by Dennis Schleicher at Talcott Notch Literary Services (world).

Follow Dennis Schleicher on Instagram at @Denschleicher

Published by Dennis Schleicher - Motivational Speaker - LGBT Convert LDS Church

"Is He Nuts: Why a Gay Man Would Become a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ" By Dennis Schleicher Dennis' life has been anything but easy. The growing realization that he was gay coupled with his parents’ use of religion to justify abuse and neglect led Dennis to have a very complicated relationship with love, God, and organized religion. After suffering a violent hate crime, conversion therapy, and heartbreak after heartbreak, Dennis was desperate for love and acceptance—he just didn’t know where to find it. Walk a mile in Dennis’s shoes and see from his eyes how the only love that can truly make you whole is that of the Savior.

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