Representing Adult and Children’s Authors

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Tim is a Senior Agent at Transatlantic Agency. He represents fiction and nonfiction for adults, as well as for young readers of all ages. Tim loves a book that makes him laugh out loud. He loves a book that makes him cry. He loves a book that makes him fall in love, and hloves a book that breaks his heart.

He is interested in biographies or memoirs of people or groups that inspire: overcoming adversity, perseverance, hard work, compassion, empathy, giving back to the world. He is interested in nonfiction about topics that are amazing: but is also particularly interested in aviation, architecture, caves/tunnels/mines, cemeteries/memento mori, environmental concerns, island settings, outer space, politics, reading/writing/storytelling, all things Scandinavian/Nordic, socialism or anything the less-informed may label as socialism, and travel.

Tim has a fondness for science fiction and fantasy (SFF) in all forms, graphic novels and comics, bibliomysteries, literary horror, romantic comedies, literary romance, middle grade boy books, goofy energetic picture books, swashbuckling adventure, ghost stories, well-loved stories reimagined in new ways, exotic settings, parodies, anything over-the-top or weird or macabre, innovative books that break new ground, and anything to do with roller derby.

Tim is currently closed to submissions unless by referral or from attendees of his appearances at conferences or conventions.


Since 1994, Timothy Travaglini has worked in trade marketing for Scholastic, Inc.; been a bookseller for Books of Wonder, an all-children’s bookstore in New York City; and has edited for Henry Holt and Company, Walker & Company, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, and Open Road Integrated Media where he was the director of children’s acquisitions.

Books he has acquired and edited have been, among other things, #1 New York Times bestsellers, a Washington Post Best Children’s Book of the Year, Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner, Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction winner, have been made into an award-winning musical, made into an award-winning animated television show (currently on Netflix), and traveled on board the International Space Station. He has edited, published, and now represents artists and authors who either previously won, or have gone on to win, nearly every award and honor under the sun. He has edited an American Library Association’s 10 Most Frequently Challenged book as well as a Christianity Today Book Award for Fiction winner.


  • Altman, Steven-Elliot
  • Amari, Richard
  • Britt, Chris
  • Canale, Naomi
  • Dahlin, Nicola
  • Daigle, Marilyn
  • Dator, Joe
  • Engdahl, Sylvia Louise
  • Farley, Terri
  • Farmer, Nancy
  • Foley, Thomas Andrew
  • Hass, Patricia Cecil
  • Jennings, C.S.
  • Kubert, Emma
  • Kurtz, Scott
  • Levy, Ilyssa
  • MacKay, Jenny
  • Mooney, Scott
  • Moyer, Rich
  • Nate, Benji
  • Newman, Lenore
  • O'Brien, Patrick
  • Platt, Jason
  • Rainey, Paul
  • Rallison, James
  • Rallison, Janette
  • Rex, Michael
  • Shelley, John
  • Shiell, Mike
  • Spradlin, Michael P.
  • Stanchfield, Justin
  • Sutton, Ward
  • Sweater, Michael
  • Windness, Kaz
  • Youssef, Samantha