Stacey wants to see more…Heartwarming, inspiring middle grade fiction and nonfiction
Stacey Kendall Glick, Vice President, joined DG&B in 1999 after working in film and television development for five years. Following a number of internships in the entertainment business, her first job after college was at PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, where she looked for book projects to be adapted into feature films. Next, she worked as a story editor at Hearst Entertainment, where she scouted material for television movies. Stacey grew up just outside of Manhattan and is a former child actress who appeared on television, in theater, and in feature films. She now lives in New Jersey with her husband and four daughters (the youngest are identical twins), and enjoys cooking and baking, sipping wine and cocktails, taking pictures, shopping, theater, going to Mets games and eating chocolate, cheese and spicy tuna hand rolls (not necessarily in that order) when she can find the time. She has a wide-ranging and eclectic client list, and is interested in many subjects, including (but not limited to) on the adult side: nonfiction including memoir, parenting, cooking and food, psychology, science, health and wellness, lifestyle, current events, pop culture, and select adult contemporary fiction. And on the children’s side: YA, middle grade, nonfiction, and picture books. Stacey is a member of the AAR and is a council member of the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature (RUCCL.org).
My illustrious career in the arts began as a small child acting in television, theater and feature films. I always knew I’d wind up doing something creative, and also knew early on that it would involve dealing with people.
When I arrived at what was then JDLM in 1999, I was quickly able to incorporate the skills learned from my time working in film and television development into agenting, an area in publishing that had always intrigued me. I’ve grown to love the creative process of working with authors, developing ideas, and selling books to publishers. Seeing a project through from its inception is an incredibly rewarding experience.
My tastes are diverse and include nonfiction across the board, especially cookbooks and subjects related to the culinary world. I also retain an avid interest in psychology, and dabble in pop culture, current events, business, narrative nonfiction, and anything that offers a fresh or unique approach to an existing subject. Fiction is much more subjective and instinctual, and I enjoy reading stories that range in style and scope. Genre isn’t as important as finding a compelling story that is well told.
I feel very fortunate that I’ve finally found the perfect outlet for my creative instincts and notorious “gift of gab.”