Melissa Edwards / Stonesong Literary Agency

Melissa Edwards joined Stonesong as a literary agent in August 2016. Previously, she was a literary agent at the Aaron Priest Literary Agency, where she managed the foreign rights for a 40-year backlist. After graduating from Washington University in St. Louis and Vanderbilt Law School, Melissa began her career as a litigation attorney before transitioning into publishing. She is a tireless advocate for her clients and a constant partner during the publication process and beyond. Melissa represents authors of children’s fiction, adult commercial fiction, and select pop-culture nonfiction. For adults, she is looking for edge-of-your-seat thrillers, domestic suspense, cozies, and smart women’s fiction. Her taste runs the gamut from hard-boiled mystery to international espionage thrillers, with a particular eye for fast pacing. She can be found on Twitter @MelissaLaurenE, where she often tweets her active Manuscript Wishlist requests under #MSWL.

Killer Nashville prides itself on the connections made at our annual conference, and we structure the event so authors can easily make connections with agents from leading literary agencies. We’ve near-endless opportunities for you to get one-on-one time with agents and editors, including Network Lunches with Guests of Honor Ellery Adams and J.A. Konrath, the Guest of Honor Dinner and Awards Banquet our daily agent/editor roundtable sessions, and much, much more!