Sunday, April 29, 2012

Monster List of Picture Book Agents--Michelle Humphrey, Martha Kaplan Agency

Since I am a slacker (Ha ha! I've hardly had a moment of rest in I don't know how long. This running a cafe and a farm, and having three kids in sports stuff is hard work.) and am late on my agent post, I'm going to give you two posts in the next two days--as long as life cooperates! First up, Michelle Humphrey of Martha Kaplan Agency:

Sherrie Petersen has a great interview with Michelle on her blog, Write About Now. Be sure to read the update at the end of the interview. Plus she has tons of great links, so go there and check them out!
You can find Michelle Humphrey on Twitter @m_humphrey.

Michelle lists the books she represents on her Linkedin page where she says, “I'm looking for young adult and middle grade fiction, picture books, and narrative non-fiction (history, pop-cultural criticism, women's studies). Please feel free to send queries to”

There are some nice comments about Michelle and talk about her response times on Querytracker.

Michelle represents Tracy Marchini and Caroline Starr Rose.

Oh, and she is obsessed with Red Hot Chili Peppers.


  1. Thanks for much for doing this, Heather! I'm just getting ready to start querying and your blog is so helpful.

  2. Thanks, Heather! You've done it again! Brilliant info & insight! And I totally get the mom-taxi to sports thing -hang in there!!

  3. You're welcome! I'm so glad to help. Good luck with your querying Joanne! And thanks for the sympathy, Bonnie. I know there are a lot of us doing the mom-taxi thing. The kids love playing so I've decided that I'm okay with being a soccer mom.