I owe my love of books to the librarian of my childhood bookmobile, who, after I had worked my way through The Baby-Sitters Club and Sweet Valley High, lifted the velvet rope and let me into the grown-up section, where I discovered V.C. Andrews. And to my father, who gave me Cat’s Cradle, Wuthering Heights, and One Hundred Years of Solitude for my fifteenth birthday.
A seasoned publishing professional with nearly twenty years on the agenting side, I’m driven by the stories my authors tell, both with the novels they write and with the careers they build. I represent New York Times bestsellers, Edgar and Anthony Award nominees, and critically acclaimed storytellers writing in all areas of adult and young adult fiction.
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Recent binges: Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi, Leave The World Behind by Rumaan Alam, The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave, Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner, Emily in Paris on NetflixQuery Joanna
Sarah Zachrich Jeng’s The Other Me named a 2022 Michigan Notable Book.
Kate Baer’s I Hope This Finds You Well lands on the Trade Paperback IndieBound Bestsellers list.
Kate Baer’s collection of poetry I Hope This Finds You Well is an instant New York Times Bestseller.
Kate Baer’s I Hope This Finds You Well makes the ABA Indie Next List.
John Galligan’s Bad Moon Rising named one of 5 Books to not Miss.
In a starred review, Kirkus declares that “intriguing characters take a wild ride through backwoods Wisconsin in this irresistible mystery” Galligan’s Bad Moon Rising.
Alison Hammer’s Little Pieces of Me named one of the Best New Books of Spring.
Kathleen West’s Are We There Yet? called “a breezy yet affecting read filled with struggle and hope” by People magazine.
In an exclusive submission, two book deal, Berkley’s Cindy Hwang acquired rights to The Beach Trap by Alison Hammer and Bradeigh Godfrey writing as Ali Brady.
Katrina Monroe’s The Drowning Girls, a feminist horror about a woman untangling a generations-old curse after returning to the village of her youth, to Mary Altman at Sourcebooks.
Gillian Libby’s debut novel Something Real, following three twenty-something friends finding love as they leave New York City, in a 3-book series deal to Rachel Gilmer at Sourcebooks.
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