QUERYING BOOK PROJECTS
For Agents & Editors
- The Stop Second-Guessing Yourself Guides (Babies, Toddlers & Preschoolers) (HCI)
- You're a Good Mom (and Your Kids Aren't So Bad Either) (Sourcebooks)
- 14 Hours Til Bedtime (Wyatt-McKenzie)
Projects available for representation:
THAT WHICH DOESN'T KILL YOU: WHAT WE DO TO PATIENTS AND WHY WE NEED TO STOP IT
In the loneliest times in your life, you're usually surrounded by people: doctors, nurses, family members, close friends, acquaintances using your crisis to look important, neighbors with lasagnas in dishes they'll never see again, DoorDash, and whoever that is who wakes you up in the hospital at 4 am to take your blood pressure. Unless they've had their own "oh shit" diagnoses, they don't understand the depths of the indignities of the medical system and the insensitivities of people who "mean well" while they're finger-wagging, "That which doesn't kill you..." What? Mutates and comes back to try again?
Cancer, Covid "Classic," and heart failure survivor Jen Singer learned the hard way that in making people feel better physically, the medical system, loved ones, and "Be Positive" tchotchkes sold on Etsy actually make us feel worse, at least emotionally. That's why you're called a patient. You're going to need to be.
In THAT WHICH DOESN'T KILL YOU, medical writer and serial patient Jen Singer rips off the bandage to reveal the ugly side of healthcare and patient support. Weaving her own harrowing story of two death-is-ringing-the-doorbell experiences, she shares studies and science around patient care and support with the hopes that we'll learn to make illness less lonely for us all.
MY BEHAVIOR OF LATE HAS NOT BEEN THE BEST: FINDING FORGIVENESS FOR THE LITTLE TRAUMAS
The best bad thing ever to happen to me was watching my father die. I don’t mean that in a Johnny Cash kind of way. This isn’t a story about crime and punishment. It’s about love and forgiveness, though for the longest time, I didn’t know I was capable of either.
“Witty and wise, Jen Singer opens the reader’s heart with laughter and unpacks profound insights with a compelling, well-delivered story. I love this book. It’s a gift to every reader who’s struggling to outgrow their quirky family, make sense of their body, and evolve to fully human happiness.”
– Joni Rodgers, bestselling author of “Bald in Land of Big Hair”
A full 50,000-word manuscript and proposal are available.