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Kristina Sutton Lennon is a bilingual, Latiné, media executive and the CEO/Co-Founder of Focused Artists. Kristina serves as a literary manager and producer.

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Bio

For Focused Artists, she has facilitated book deals with publishers, including HarperCollins, Hachette, and National Geographic. She pitches content to producers, studios and networks, and has projects in various stages of development with production companies. Kristina prides herself on her diverse slate of content and has a proven track record in sourcing material, script development, and talent scouting for the screen and page.

 

Prior to delving into producing and management, Kristina was an actor (SAG-AFTRA) and educator, teaching acting and improv at the college level. She previously served as a film/tv agent and as the Director of the Louisiana Division for a talent agency headquartered in Atlanta. Kristina recently served as the Director of Media Rights at Context Literary Agency and currently serves as a Talent Manager for Citizen Skull.

 

In 2022, Publishers Weekly named her an Honoree in their annual Rising Star Watch. Kristina earned her MFA in Acting from Louisiana State University. She is a proud member of NALIP (National Association of Latino Independent Producers), the Hollywood Radio & Television Society, the Oklahoma Motion Picture Alliance, and a board member of SPARK! Kristina is also a Board Member for the Seattle Latino Film Festival (SLFF).

Wish List

Closed to queries. 

I am drawn to upmarket fiction, illustrated picture books, and non-fiction self-improvement books. I seek to champion underrepresented voices and am particularly scouting multicultural content, indigenous and Latiné voices. I am not accepting screenplays, pitch decks, loglines or pilots. I am currently not open to queries, but when I do open, I will be seeking:


Fiction:

  • High-concept YA

  • Cozy mysteries

  • Romantasy (especially Regency era or Roaring 20s)

 

Non-Fiction:

  • Wellness

  • Women’s health- menopause, perimenopause, pregnancy and post-partum

  • Career advancement

  • Parenting

  • Relationships

  • Motherhood

  • Climate Tech


Picture Books:

  • Underrepresented voices, particularly those of indigenous or latiné descent

  • Books about being a community helper

  • Stories that caregivers can enjoy reading just as much as children

  • Humorous tone such as in Mr. S, The Leaf Thief, or !Tengo Hambre! (I’m Hungry!)

  • Multicultural books and bilingual books

  • Fully illustrated picture books

  • Books that encourage critical thinking and SEL

  • Economics- importance of saving

  • Picture book about parents working remotely


NOT a good fit for:

  • Graphic Novels

  • Chapter Books or Middle Grade

  • True Crime or Horror

  • Wordless Picture Books or Early Readers

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