Jessica Faust / Bookends Literary Agency

Jessica Faust founded BookEnds Literary Agency because of a love for discovering new books and her desire to bring them to readers. Fifteen+ years and a number of award-winning and best-selling authors later she is still seeking out the best books and clients in mystery, suspense, thriller, women’s fiction, young adult and nonfiction.

Jessica started her publishing career as an editor before deciding she would have far more fun working on exactly what she wanted as an agent. And she has. In addition to building a terrific client list, Jessica has written a regular column from an agent’s perspective, taught at New York University, and grown BookEnds to include seven other agents who represent genres far outside her own expertise including romance, SFF, and children’s books for all ages.

When she’s not representing her clients or building BookEnds, Jessica likes to cook, read, travel and laugh with friends. She also tweets under @BookEndsJessica


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 A.J. Tata and Chris Grabenstein, the Guest of Honor Dinner and Awards Banquet our daily agent/editor roundtable sessions, and much, much more!