Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Latoya Smith, Former Samhain and Hachette Editor, Joins the L. Perkins Agency as Literary Agent

 New York City – April 13, 2016 - The L. Perkins Agency is thrilled to announce that Latoya C. Smith, formerly the Editorial Director of Samhain Publishing and editor at Hachette and Kensington, has joined the Agency where she will be representing authors of both fiction and nonfiction.

As an editor, Latoya has acquired a variety of titles from hardcover fiction and non­fiction, to digital romance and erotica titles and has worked with NYT bestselling authors Carl Weber, Mary B. Morrison and Mimi Jean Pamfiloff to name a few. She was also the acquiring editor of Cecilia Tan’s award-winning Slow Seduction series. Smith was awarded the
Smith won  the 2012 RWA Golden Apple for Editor of the Year and has been featured in Publishers Weekly, USA Today and C­Span2.

Latoya started her editorial career as an administrative assistant to New York Times bestselling author Teri Woods at Teri Woods Publishing while pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree at Temple University, where she graduated Cum Laude.
At the L. Perkins Agency she will be representing women's fiction, romance, erotica, erotic fiction, thriller/suspense and advice/how-to memoir.

I am really thrilled to be working with Latoya like this,” said LPA founder Lori Perkins. “I have worked with her over the years, especially with Cecilia Tan’s erotic romance series at  Hachette, and I am truly looking forward to developing new authors and series with her, as well as having her join the awesome LPA team.”

Latoya explained, “I am super excited about this new journey. So many fab things are happening right now in publishing. Plus, I am thrilled to be working with the LPA team (Lori just has a thing for attracting awesome personalities).“

About the Agency
Founded in 1987 by Lori Perkins, a former newspaper publisher and editor, the L. Perkins Agency specializes in many different genres with six agents representing approximately 100 authors to the publishing industry. The agency also has agents in many foreign territories and works with an established film/television agency to maximize exposure for our clients. In 2010, the agency broke new ground by being the first agency to hire a literary agent who worked exclusively in the digital marketplace. To this day, the L. Perkins Agency works hard to identify new publishing venues and makes it a priority to help our authors stay ahead of the curve. The L. Perkins Agency’s six acquiring agents have a diverse range of tastes and are currently looking for material in a wide spectrum of genres and subjects.