Regina Brooks is the founder and president of Serendipity Literary Agency LLC, in New York, New York. Her agency is the largest African American owned agency in the country and has represented and established a diverse base of award-winning clients in adult and young adult fiction, nonfiction, and children's literature. Her authors have appeared in USA TODAY, NY TIMES and the Washington Post as well as on Oprah, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, MSBNC, TV ONE, BET and a host of others. In 2015, Publishers Weekly nominated Regina Brooks as a PW Star Watch Finalist, a Bronz Stevie Award Winner for Women in Business , and Writer's Digest magazine named Serendipity Literary Agency as one of the top 25 literary agencies. Formerly, she held senior editorial positions at John Wiley and Sons (where she was not only the youngest but also the first African-American editor in their college division) and McGraw-Hill.
Prior to her publishing career she worked as an aerospace engineer and made history as the first African American woman to receive a bachelors of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering from The Ohio State University. She is a graduate of The School of the Arts High School in Rochester, NY.
She is the author of Essences Magazine’s quick pick children's book, NEVER FINISHED NEVER DONE (Scholastic) , WRITING GREAT BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS 2e (Source Books) the YOU SHOULD REALLY WRITE A BOOK: HOW TO WRITE SELL AND MARKET YOUR MEMOIR ( St. Martin’s Press) and a well received blogger for the Huffington Post. Brooks is also on the faculty of the Harvard University publishing program the Whidbey Island Writers MFA, Western Connecticut MFA Low residency programs , Writer’s Digest University and teaches annually at more than twenty worldwide conferences. She has been highlighted in several national and international magazines and periodicals, including Publishers Weekly, Forbes, Media Bistro, Writers and Poets, Essence Magazine, Ebony, Jet, Women on Writing, Writers Digest Magazine, The Writer, and Sister2Sister magazine, , The Network Journal, Rolling Out, and Ebony Magazine.
She was named Woman of the Year by The National Association of Professional Women, A New York Urban League Rising Star Award winner and a finalist for the Stevie Award for Women Entrepreneurs, Regina Brooks is featured in books such as The Guide to Literary Agents and the NAACP nominated Down to Business 10 steps for Women Entrepreneurs, How to Build a Platform and Bill Dukes: Dark Girls. She is also listed in International Who's Who under the categories of Professional Management, Technology, Entrepreneurs, and Engineering.
In November 2010, Brooks partnered with Marie Brown, of Marie Brown and Associates, and Marva Allen of Hue Man Bookstore to launch a new publishing imprint with Akashic Books called Open Lens.
Further, Possibiliteas is the brainchild of literary agent and tea enthusiast, REGINA BROOKS who believed that tea—the world’s oldest performance-enhancing beverage—could have a beneficial effect on her clients—writers, artists and other creative professionals who were looking for fuel for their creative fire.
She is a pilot and cofounder of Brooklyn Aviation as well as a member of the Association of Author Representatives and New York Women in Film and Television.
Ms. Brooks is the founder and co-Executive Director of Y.B. Literary Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization designed kindle a passion for literature within high school students and an appreciation for the possibilities and opportunities that reading can provide. www.ybliterary.org