Contemporary Young Adult
How They Came to Us
Florence was referred to Danielle by a colleague who only represented adult fiction, but loved Florence’s writing and wanted to give her a hand. At the time, Florence was fresh out of college and working in publicity at Simon & Schuster. Her writing style is a mix of Lena Dunham and Sarah Dessen with a dash of Amy Schumer and Danielle immediately connected with the way Florence blended self-deprecating humor with deep truths about life. Danielle knows an artist when she sees one and Florence is, most definitely, an incredibly talented artist. Florence had several other agents considering her work, but Danielle felt so passionately about her voice that she absolutely had to work with her. They met for coffee and talked about the difficulties of selling a college-aged YA, but decided to take the risk together rather than age the character down. They must have made the right call because LOVE AND OTHER CARNIVOROUS PLANTS sold at auction shortly thereafter.
Florence is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College, where she studied philosophy, creative writing, and how-to-have-an-existential-crisis. She held internships and assistant positions at Penguin Young Readers, Four Way Books, and Simon and Schuster before honoring her childhood dream to become a writer. Her first book, Love and Other Carnivorous Plants, will be published in Spring 2018.