Agent Karen Grencik of Red Fox Literary: Attitude Matters!

Karen Grencik was working happily as a court reporter when she met Lu Chi Fa, a Chinese immigrant to the U.S. His story of overcoming terrible hardships without becoming bitter impressed her so much that she began using her court reporting skills to record it. Next she searched for a writer willing to shape his story for publication. Before long Karen found herself running her own literary agency, which was propelled to success largely by her sale of Double Luck: Memoirs of a Chinese Orphan by Lu Chi Fa with Becky White. Karen became a favorite presenter at writers' conferences and her clients won many awards. In 2011 she joined forces with Abigail Samoun to launch Red Fox Literary, a boutique agency specializing in picture books, middle grade novels, and young adult titles. Karen especially likes selling books with a strong voice, like the soon-to-be released novel, Big Rivers Daughter by Bobbi Miller. Tune in to The Studio with Cheryl for an inspiring tale of how Karen forged a new career that's made her a hero to many writers, illustrators, parents, educators, and readers.