Amy Rennert, founder and President of The Amy Rennert Agency, specializes in books that matter. Her authors range in age from 20 to 102 and she has developed a reputation for a passionate commitment to agency writers and illustrators.
Amy's authors include Pulitzer Prize winner Herman Wouk, Jimmy Buffett, a #1 New York Times bestselling fiction and non-fiction author, Diana Nyad, Tom Lichtenheld, Patti LuPone; the original Pete the Cat author Eric Litwin, Rick Hanson, and Jacqueline Winspear, author of the New York Times bestselling Maisie Dobbs series. Dozens of agency books have been New York Times and national bestsellers.
It was an honor and a joy for Amy to represent the late Amy Krouse Rosenthal, author of 35 picture books, two groundbreaking memoirs and bestselling journals, for nearly twenty years. Amy R also represents Amy KR’s daughter Paris Rosenthal who co-authored the #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Girl with her mother.
Before agenting, Amy Rennert was an award-winning journalist and former editor in chief of two national magazines. For more than two decades she has served on the Authors’ Committee for the annual National Kidney Foundation Authors Luncheon and for several years she was on the faculty of the Stanford Publishing Course.
Amy also enjoys time on the courts and and at the tables. She and her Golden Gate Park tennis team are 2015 National tennis champions in the 18 and over division and Amy finished 28th in the 2011 World Series of Poker Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship event.
Amy and her longtime partner Louise Kollenbaum were one of nearly 4000 gay and lesbian couples to wed in 2004 when then Mayor Gavin Newsom opened the doors of City Hall for same sex marriages. A few months later, the California Supreme Court voided all of the licenses that had been issued. In 2014 Amy and Louise returned to City Hall for the ten year anniversary of those early weddings and prior to the event, they married again at a private ceremony with Lt. Governor Newsom officiating. This one remains legal.