Liza Dawson Associates Literary Agency

We are a full-service literary agency based in New York City. We draw on our expertise as former publishers to ensure that the material we submit stands out. We’re deeply involved in all aspects of maximizing a book’s life in the marketplace – including the digital, film and licensing worlds.

We love working with our writers to find that perfect fit with a publisher. We’ve launched first-time novelists, we’ve helped successful writers climb to the next stage, and we’ve re-built careers. We are committed to finding the best place for a book and to laying the best path for lifework success.

We work with a wide variety of genres and age levels in both fiction and nonfiction. We thrill to discover a manuscript we simply can't put down.

Many of our titles are award winners. A number hit the New York Times Bestsellers list every year. We enjoy great success in the international market.

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The Autumn Republic

DAMAGED GOODS by Dianna Anderson

DAMAGED GOODS explores the history of sexual ethics in the church and proposes a new way of looking at sexuality and sexual behavior. Inclusive, intersectional, and incisive, the book dismantles existing ideas about sexuality in church culture by engaging in conversation with the works of Joshua Harris, Justin Lookadoo, Leslie Ludy, Dannah Gresh, and more. Dianna then rebuilds sexual ethics from the ground up, seeking a world where consent, honesty, communication, and grace are central to the exploration of sexuality for Christian women. It comes out February 10, 2015.

Dianna Anderson lives in Sioux Falls, SD, with her cat, Moriarty (yes, named after the Sherlock villain). With two higher ed degrees, she's been writing non-fiction for most of her life, both inside academia and out of it. Having grown up in the church, she likes to explore the connections between church practice, theology, and modern culture. She is a contributor to Salon, Buzzfeed, RH Reality Check, Refinery29, and many more. She also blogs on her own website.


Damaged Goods