“In addition to being an incredible joy, Sharlene's passion, zest and gusto make her a tour de force. I have Sharlene to thank for helping to create the true crime TV series, Deadly Sins. Sharlene's comprehensive understanding, extensive contacts and the respect she commands within the true crime world has opened doors for us to tell some of the best true crime stories out there.”
- Van King, Series Producer/Showrunner for "Deadly Sins" television series
"Sharlene is professional, sharp, hardworking, focused and determined. When she's your agent she's also the best advocate your book could ever have. When Jeff Matovic and I set out to get our upcoming book, "Ticked" sold to a high-quality company we didn't know a thing about the publishing world. But with Sharlene's steady hand, gentle guidance and dogged determination we were able to make our dreams come true and land a fantastic deal with a very prestigious literary publisher."
- Jim Fussell, co-author of Ticked
"Sharlene really has her finger on the pulse of the book industry and a real understanding of the needs of aspiring authors."
- Kathleen Thorne, Adult Programming Coordinator, Kitsap Regional Library
"After several frustrating months, my co-author and I teamed-up with Sharlene Martin. It was such a relief to have Sharlene take over and guide us through the confusing publishing process. And most importantly, she sold our book!"
- Hilary Williams, author of Sign of Life: A Story of Family, Tragedy, Music and Healing
"I was a first time author without representation. Five days after signing with Sharlene she called to tell me she had received an offer from a top publisher! But Sharlene didn't stop there. She ended up receiving multiple offers and secured a major book deal through St. Martin's Press! None of this would have been possible without Sharlene's passion, dedication and tenacity."
- Shanna Hogan, author of Picture Perfect: The Jodi Arias Story and The Stranger She Loved: A Mormon Doctor, His Beautiful Wife, and an Almost Perfect Murder.
"In working with Sharlene as part of her ghostwriting "stable," I've discovered her to be one of the few agents who gives authors what they so desperately need: a clear, honest view of the publishing business and their prospects. She doesn't pull punches, gives authors the straight scoop, and is very selective about who she takes on. When she does take authors on, she goes to the mat for them and works to help them become the best they can be. She's tough-minded, shrewd, and skeptical, which are huge assets in this business. In an industry filled with spin and empty promises, Sharlene is a breath of fresh air."
- Tim Vandehey, Ghostwriter
"I can't say enough about what Sharlene Martin has meant to me professionally and personally. In a little over two years Sharlene has been able to sell four of my books, exceeding all of my expectations and helping me to fulfill my dream of becoming a working author. Not only is Sharlene a constant cheerleader and source of support for my efforts, but she is a tenacious businesswoman who always has her clients' best interests at heart and is willing to go to bat for them. She is also someone with a keen understanding of the marketplace who will give you honest feedback about what she thinks will sell, and as hard as it is sometimes to hear, what will not sell. I appreciate her candor and her hard work on my behalf."
- Amanda Lamb, author of Love Lies, Deadly Dose, Evil Next Door, Smotherhood, and I Love You to God and Back
"Sharlene understands her clients more than any other literary agent I've worked with. For us it was all about trust. Publishing a book inspired by my daughters, there was nothing more personal than my children's legacies. Sharlene not only helped us advance our cancer research charity, www.TheCureStartsNow.org through wide publication of the book, but also became a trusted friend in guiding us through the turbulent waters of mass market publication."
- Keith Desserich, Notes Left Behind
"Sharlene Martin is the perfect literary agent. Sharlene offered me crucial guidance and encouragement, while simultaneously pushing my project aggressively to those who count. When revisions were requested, Sharlene guided me through the process and wouldn't rest until she saw the result we both wanted-a book sale. Also, she's just a lot of fun to hang out with."
- Jane Velez Mitchell, author of iWant and Addict Nation
"When I carpet-bombed literary agents, asking if any of them would be interested in my true crime manuscript, none of them could be bothered to respond to the email of a no-name no-credit writer. But Sharlene Martin saw something that those other agents couldn't see:
a successful book."
- Kevin Flynn, author of Wicked Intentions, Notes on a Killing, Legally Dead and Dark Heart
"Sharlene Martin is a supreme professional, a pleasure to work with, and a very tough negotiator - a good thing if she's on your team."
- Pablo F. Fenjves, Bestselling Ghostwriter and Screenwriter (WGA)
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- Jeffrey Buckner Ford, River of No Return: Tennessee Ernie Ford and the Woman He Loved