Jess Regel is a literary agent at Foundry Literary + Media who represents New York Times bestselling and award-winning authors in both the children’s and adult literary market. Originally from Iowa, Jess was working at her local library when she was offered a job at the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency and immediately packed up for New York City.
She spent eleven years at the Naggar Agency before moving over to Foundry in 2013. Some of her books include: Amber Smith’s New York Times Bestseller The Way I Used to Be (Margaret McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster), Emily Danforth’s award winning The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins), Linda Liukas’ international bestseller Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding (Feiwel & Friends/MacMillan), Nora McInerny Purmort’s national bestseller It’s Okay to Laugh (Dey Street/HarperCollins), and Bryn Greenwood’s New York Times Bestseller All the Ugly and Wonderful Things (MacMillan/Thomas Dunne). She is a graduate of Hunter College with a degree in English Literature.