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Ms. Deborah Ritchken

Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC

PMB 121, 665 San Rodolfo Dr. 124

Solana Beach, CA 92075

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Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Azalea
May 18, 2015 3:28 pm

Form rejection day after I emailed query. Polite but no real explanation.
from Azalea
May 14, 2015 5:30 pm

eq 5/12
ER 5/14 Polite but formulaic YA doesn't fit her list Stories about France are her niche interest and this was a story about France but it didn't win her.
from RenasProse
Feb 02, 2015 3:18 pm

EQ: 1/24/15
ER: 2/2/15


uplifting note.

Thank you for your email. While your project sounds interesting, I don't think it's right for my list at this time.

I appreciate your querying me and wish you good luck in finding the right agent who can successfully champion
your work.

from Patrick (admin)
Sep 23, 2014 3:46 pm

Profile Update: No longer accepting snail-mail.
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 03, 2013 10:01 pm

Profile Update: Now with Marsal Lyon Literary. Formerly with Castiglia Literary Agency.

(Thanks SL1168)
from SL1168
Mar 27, 2013 11:59 am

Deborah is no longer listed on the agency website.
from ProFid
Aug 17, 2012 3:44 pm

EQ: 08/06
ER: 08/07

Thanks for thinking of me but I'm going to pass.

Deborah Ritchken
Castiglia Literary Agency
1155 Camino del Mar
Suite 510
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 755-4531 (home office)
from missanaheimhills
Jul 23, 2012 4:56 pm

Thanks for thinking of me but I'm going to pass.

Deborah Ritchken
Castiglia Literary Agency
1155 Camino del Mar
Suite 510
Del Mar, CA 92014
(858) 755-4531 (home office)
from janetj1762
Aug 13, 2011 12:10 pm

EQ 8-11
ER 8-13
women's fiction
from renitab2
Sep 22, 2010 11:31 am

Apparently Deborah Ritchken is on a wonderful, albeit working, holiday in France until mid-October. She states that she is 'contactable' during this time, however I'm not sure if that includes new authors or not. I hope so, but if not, I know from experience that France this time of year is FABULOUS and she'll hopefully have a blast!! I've sent her a query and will let you all know if she responds, either positively or negatively, to my query sent on 9/21. I hope she has a great time either way!!!
from renitab2
Sep 20, 2010 9:30 pm

The website is mostly up and running now....just checked it tonight and was pleasantly surprised!!
from Marmarcia
Jul 12, 2010 2:21 pm

Rejected. Email said, "Thanks for thinking of me but I'm going to pass."

I'll keep on trying:)
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 17, 2010 11:25 am

Profile Update: Genres have changed.

(Thanks Kerins)
from Kerins
Jan 16, 2010 12:22 pm

Suspense/Thriller is included under "Genres", but in agentQuery, she notes:
"She does not represent genre fiction "
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 23, 2009 5:56 am

Now taking email queries.

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