In May, longtime client Peregrine White Jr. died from complications of cancer and COVID-19. His popular THE IDEA FACTORY: Learning to Think at MIT continues to be read by engineering students. Follow this link to read his obituary.

TINSELTOWN by William J. Mann is in development with Spectrum Originals! Read more here and here.

What is a weekend husband? Follow this link to find out in Patty Dann's brilliant "About Love" column. How did Patty Dann come to write THE WRIGHT SISTER due out from Harper Perennial this summer? Click here to hear about it.

Reading is fundamental in the time of COVID-19.

Can't go to the theater? Do you wanna dance?

Read DANCING MAN by Bob Avian, written with Tom Santopietro. Reading about dancing is the perfect proven armchair antidote for life in the time of COVID-19.

Can't travel? Read Robin Hemley's BORDERLINE CITIZEN (UNebraska) - a perfect world atlas of stories where everyone gets along, even on the border. » read a review

This summer 2020 reading offers two lyrical historical novels: Colin Hester's DEATH & THE BUTTERFLY is coming from Counterpoint Press in June. Patty Dann's THE WRIGHT SISTER, published by Harper Perennial in August, will make you rethink the events surrounding 9/11 and the Wright Brothers. Just as soon as Bill Mann's THE CONTENDER (check out The 15 most fascinating revelations in The Contender: The Story of Marlon Brando) hit book shelves last fall, he signed a contract with Harper Collins for BACALL & BOGIE, the penultimate hetero normative duo is due in 2023. THE CONTENDER paperback is due out this fall from Harper Collins. Historical nonfiction is in the air — Tom Kepler's riveting narrative about the history of the stately Il de France ocean liner is signed with the Lyons Press. Fordham University Press' Empire State Series issues Matthew Spady's THE NEIGHBORHOOD MANHATTAN FORGOT: Audubon Park and the Families Who Shaped It.

Can't say what you really think? If so, it is imperative that you read Dey Street's YES, I CAN SAY THAT: When They Come for the Comedians We are All in Trouble by Judy Gold due out this summer.

Wash your hands, get out the vote and work by remote.


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Malaga Baldi has worked as an independent literary agent since 1986. The Baldi Agency is an eclectic agency specializing in literary fiction, memoir and cultural history. She worked as a cashier at Gotham Book Mart, in the Ballantine Books Publicity Department, as an associate at Candida Donadio & Associates and the Elaine Markson Agency before going out on her own. Baldi believes the strength of the author's voice and the heart of the story to be key when considering new work. Baldi graduated from Hampshire College and lives in NYC.

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Conferences attended:
• 2020, Florida Writers Conference, Altamonte Springs, Fla.
• 2019, Pace University Publishing Panel, New York City
• 2019, The New School Agent & Editor Event, New York City
• 2019, Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Seattle
• 2019, The Loft's Wordsmith, Minneapolis
• 2019, Grub Street, Boston
• 2018, 2019, Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers' Conferences
• 2018, Palm Springs Writers Guild
• 2018, The Dallas-Fort Worth Writers Conference
• 2018, Nebraska Writers Guild Spring Writers' Conference
• 2017, Words & Music, New Orleans Writers Conference
• 2017, Historical Writers of America
• 2017, Slice Literary Writers' Conference
• 2017, 13th Annual Clarksville Writers Conference
• 2017, Washington Writers Conference
• 2016, Historical Writers of America
• 2016, Central Coast Writer's Conference
• 2016, San Francisco Writers Conference
• 2015, University of Wisconsin-Madison Writers' Institute
• 2014, Ocean State Summer Writing Conference, University of Rhode Island
• 2014, Clarksville Writers Conference, Nashville Tennessee
• 2014, American Society of Journalists and Authors, New York City
• 2014, Unicorn Writers Conference, Portland, Connecticut
• 2013, Willamette Writers Conference in Portland, Oregon
• 2012, Las Vegas Writers Conference  Las Vegas, Nevada
• 2012, San Miguel de Allende Writers conference, Mexico

MBLA clients are/earn/cited in:
• Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award
• Annual NY Times 100 Notable Books
• Barnes & Noble Discover Award winners
• Berlin Prize, Holtzbrinck American Academy in Berlin
• Best American Essays/Houghton Mifflin
• Edmund White Award finalists and winners
• Ferro Grumley Award finalists and winners
• Foreword Indie Award Gold Winner for Family & Relationships
• Foreword Book of the Year award IPPy finalist
• Fulbright Lectureship
• Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships
• IPPY Gold Medal in Essay/Creative Non-Fiction
• John Burroughs Award winner
• Lambda Belle Lettres Award winners
• Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir/Biography Finalist and winner
• LA Times Book Prize finalists
• Milkweed National Fiction Award winner
• Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime
• New Voices Quality Paperback Book Cub finalists
• New York Public Library notable "Book for the Teenager: Not the Only One"
• PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist
• Poets & Writers "Best Books for Writers"
• Presidential Fellowship/Chapman University
• Publishing Triangle Judy Grahn award for memoir /Biography Finalist
• Publishing Triangle Randy Shields non-fiction Award winner
• Top Village Voice Books

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