“Your Book Is Your Hook!” – Actress Tanya Wright’s Debut Novel & Operation Virtual Agent

More about Bree Odgen
Bree Ogden is an Associate Agent with Martin Literary Management.

Holding a master’s degree in Journalism from Northeastern University, Bree represents graphic novels, children’s books and young adult. She has nearly 20 extremely talented clients whom she absolutely adores.

Bree has a passion for the middle grade genre, especially boy-centric fiction (romance makes her feel a bit queasy). She loves dark and quirky humor, as well as dark writing in general. While she is not a huge fan of paranormal or supernatural in young adult, she loves sci-fi and horror.

Bree finds inspiration in loud music, the television shows Dexter and the late Pushing Daisies, performance art, bright colors, authors that can entertain while building the imagination and writers without egos. She loves anything that will make her scream in terror or laugh in delight.

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More about Tanya Wright
Commanding attention with her looks, intellect and chameleon-like ability to “absorb” roles, Tanya Wright quickly gained momentum on the small screen by moving from guest-spots to recurring stints to becoming a familiar face to television audiences. She then segued to playing flirtatious rookie cop Maya Anderson on NYPD BLUE to presidential assistant Patty Brooks on 24. She also appeared as FBI agent Marcy Westerfield opposite Emmy-award winner Joe Pantoliano as a cast member of CBS’s The Handler, where she assumed a new “street” character weekly.

Following a summer participating in the prestigious Williamstown Theatre Festival, Wright relocated from NYC to Los Angeles, where she began building her resume. She has enjoyed recurring roles on ground-breaking comedies including Moesha, and the ABC series Buddies, as Dave Chapelle’s wife, Phyllis. Additionally, she appeared in Alex Haley’s mini-series Mama Flora’s Family opposite Cicely Tyson, and starred in the Morgan Freeman-produced NBC feature,Mutiny, the fact-based story of African-American sailors convicted of an alleged mutiny in the Forties. She has also performed in a diverse array of theater productions, and recently made her feature film debut in the urban comedy “The Brothers.”

Once Wright settled into her new L.A. life, she began to write, motivated by an absence of challenging roles for African Americanwomen. Her screenplay, “A Turn to Grace,” a drama set against the Harlem Renaissance, was a semi-finalist in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences‘ annual Nicholl’s Screenwriting Competition and landed her literary representation. Likewise, the Mark Taper Forum’s Blacksmyth’s Playwriting Program accepted and performed her “Prelude to a Revolution.” With a new screenplay completed and a children’s cartoon taking shape, Wright acts, writes and has several series and features in various stages of production under her Black Butterfly, Inc. banner.

A native of the Bronx, New York, Wright, a highly intuitive and independent woman, figuratively grew up with her mother who was 15 years of age when she gave birth to the first of four children. It was her grandmother’s support and loving guidance that served as the cornerstone of her youth. While her mother earned graduate degrees and became a health care professional, she and her younger sister received scholarships to the George School in Pennsylvania, a Quaker boarding school. Wright then completed an independent/writing major at Vassar College.

Though her schedule is packed, Wright is diligent about maintaining both physical and spiritual balance in her life. She includes in her weekly routine, time for exercise, dance and yoga, social get-together, and lending support to mentoring projects and the Los Angeles Mission.

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About Jennifer S. Wilkov

Radio show Host Jennifer S. Wilkov is a #1 international best-selling award-winning author and the creator of the From Thought to Sales in 90 Days™ Book Process. Jennifer has supported first time and seasoned authors and writers with the writing, getting published and marketing of their book ideas and projects as well as the building of their platform to raise their visibility to readers and the media.

She is also an award-winning freelance writer (2009 Silver Eddie Award for an article featured in Marie Claire April, 2009 issue) who has been quoted and whose writings have appeared in national magazines and newspapers.

Jennifer has sat on Boards of Advisors and spoken at major industry events including the New York Center for Independent Publishing, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, RT Booklovers Convention, Writers for New Orleans, Self-Publishing Book Expo and BookExpo America.

Through the years, Jennifer’s works have been endorsed by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Robert Allen, Barbara De AngelisTreehugger.com, publicists, literary agents, publishers, many in the field of green book publishing, her martial arts Senseis in Shintaido and Aikido, and many more.

Jennifer is also the Host and Executive Producer of the Your Book Is Your Hook! Show on WomensRadio. Your Book Is Your Hook! is designed to serve and support authors, writers and readers of books and other writing mediums. It showcases industry professionals and authors who share insights, experiences and wisdom about writing, marketing and publishing your book and beyond including Hollywood film, television, radio and more..