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Erica Rand Silverman of Stimola StudioErica’s primary interest is in books for and about children. She has worked with some of the most exciting new talent and treasured mainstays in the industry as well as the estates of our favorite classics. Erica represents picture books through young adult and the occasional adult nonfiction project in parenting, humor and wellness. She received her degree in Secondary English Education from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a Master of Arts degree in Theater from Hunter College. She was a NYC high school English teacher dean and senior literary agent at Sterling Lord Literistic before joining the Stimola Literary Studio in 2016. Erica is a tireless advocate for her clients and committed to keeping great books alive.


Erica’s forthcoming books give a good sense of her taste and interests. Some include:

Moo in a Tutu, the first picture book in Tim Miller’s hilarious Moo and Mr. Quacker’s Adventure series

Shivers! The Pirate Book You’ve Been Looking For, the third book in the Shivers! series by comedic writing duo, Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White

Speak of Me As I Am, a debut young adult novel about loss, love and learning how to grieve, by Sonia Belasco

Monkey Brother, a picture book about a boy and his younger brother – a monkey, by Adam Auerbach

Starring Cindy Sherman, a heavily illustrated middle grade biography about the significant photographer, by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan

Hey, Wall! a picture book text about a boy’s efforts to use urban art to bring his community together, by Susan Verde

The Summer of Owen Todd a powerful middle grade novel about sexual abuse and secrecy, by Tony Abbott

Tea with Oliver, a picture book about an unlikely friendship between a determined mouse and a lonely cat, by Mika Song

Max, a picture book about the family’s farm cat – Max, by Alice Provensen

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