Jeff Kleinman is a literary agent, intellectual

property attorney, and founding partner of Folio

Literary Management, LLC, a New York literary agency

which works with all of the major U.S. publishers

(and, through subagents, with most international

publishers).  He’s a graduate of Case Western Reserve

University (J.D.), the University of Chicago

(M.A., Italian), and the University of Virginia

(B.A. with High Distinction in English).  As an agent,

Jeff feels privileged to have the chance to learn an

incredibly variety of new subjects, meet an extraordinary

range of people, and feel, at the end of the day, that he’s helped to build something – a wonderful book, perhaps, or an author’s career.  His authors include the New York Times bestsellers The Art of Racing in the Rain (Garth Stein), The Eighty Dollar Champion (Elizabeth Letts), The Snow Child (a Pulitzer finalist; Eowyn Ivey), Widow of the South (Robert Hicks), and Mockingbird (Charles Shields), among other books.

"We think our palette is words and paper, but it's not. It's the sensations and memories that  reside in the dark vaults of our hearts."~~Connie May Fowler

Yucatan Writing Conference

Now in Isla de Cozumel

“There is no denying the depth of

Connie May Fowler’s talent and

the breadth of her imagination.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Connie May Fowler is a storyteller

The Barcelona Review

CONNIE MAY FOWLER is an award-winning novelist, memoirist, screenwriter, and teacher. Her most recent book, A Million Fragile Bones, is a memoir that details her experience during the Gulf oil spill and explores the close ties between place, spirituality, family, and environmental devastation. It was published by Twisted Road Publications in 2017. Her most recent novel, How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly, was published by Grand Central Publishing to wide acclaim. Connie is the author of six other books: five critically praised novels and one memoir. Her novels include Sugar Cage, River of Hidden  Dreams, The Problem with Murmur Lee, Remembering Blue—recipient of the Chautauqua South Literary Award—and Before Women had Wings—recipient of the 1996 Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the Francis Buck Award from the League of American Pen Women. Three of her novels have been Dublin International Literary Award nominees. Connie adapted Before Women had Wings for Oprah Winfrey. The result was an Emmy-winning film starring Ms. Winfrey and Ellen Barkin. In 2002 she published When Katie Wakes, a memoir that explores her descent and escape from an abusive relationship. Her work has been translated into 18 languages and is published worldwide. Her essays have been published in the New York Times, London Times, International Herald Tribune, Japan Times, The Sun Magazine, Oxford American, BestLife, and elsewhere. For two years she wrote “Savoring Florida,” a culinary and culture column for FORUM, a publication of the Florida Humanities Council. In 2007, Connie performed in New York City at The Player’s Club with actresses Kathleen Chalfont, Penny Fuller, and others in an adaptation based on The Other Woman, an anthology that contains her essay “The Uterine Blues.” In 2003, Connie performed in The Vagina Monologues alongside Jane Fonda and Rosie Perez in a production that raised over $100,000 for charity. Domestic violence shelters and family violence organizations have honored her with numerous awards. Throughout the 1990s she directed the Connie May Fowler Women with Wings Foundation, an organization that was dedicated to aiding women and children in need. In 2009, she received the first annual Peace, Love, and Understanding Award from WMNF Community Radio.  She teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts low residency creative writing MFA program and directs the College's VCFA Novel Retreat held each May in Montpelier, Vermont. Connie, along with her husband Bill Hinson, is founder and director of the newly minted Yucatan Writing Conference. For ten years, she directed various writing conferences in Florida, including the prestigious  St. Augustine Writers Conference, which she recently closed in order to concentrate her efforts in the Yucatan. She and Bill reside in Merida, Yucatan with their two dogs and cat.  You can learn more about Connie and subscribe to her One Writer's Life newsletter at