literary agent

Hi! I’m a literary agent with Lupine Grove Creative (bio here; submissions info here; press release here, Manuscript Wishlist profile here), and if you’re here to find out more about me and what I’m looking for, let me give you a quick rundown.

I am currently only seeking young adult and middle grade manuscripts, because that is where my market expertise and passion lie.

Genres I love: historical fiction, magical realism, classic 90s teen horror, and paranormal (yes, I love vampires, ghosts, witches, and the like). Give me your angry unlikable heroines, your plucky protagonists fighting the odds, your steamy romance. (There is nothing better than well-written first kisses.)

Some authors I love (besides my clients, naturally!): Libba Bray, Maggie Stiefvater, Megan Whalen Turner, Jenn Bennett, Elizabeth Wein, Stacey Lee, Sarah Rees Brennan, L.J. Smith, Maureen Johnson, E. Lockhart, Mindy McGinnis, Jessie Ann Foley, Angie Thomas, Becky Albertalli, Jennifer Donnelly, Jennifer Latham, Heather Demetrios, Holly Black, Marie Rutkoski, Kelly Loy Gilbert, and Stephanie Perkins.

I tend to dislike high fantasy and sci-fi, but there are always exceptions. If your writing trends more toward the Megan Whalen Turner, Marie Lu, and Marie Rutkoski character-driven, historical/mythologically-influenced styles, I’m more likely to enjoy it.

I am particularly looking for Own Voices authors/manuscripts. Please note that in your query, if it applies.

You can find my posts for Forever Young Adult (including book reviews) here.

My educational and work background includes graduating with highest honors from undergrad with a BA in history, and from law school with a focus on/honors in criminal law and police misconduct. I practiced law from 2010-2015, and have been reviewing/working in YA publishing since 2013. I officially joined Lupine Grove Creative, LLC in January 2018.

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Response times vary, but I do receive a very high volume of queries, so I appreciate your patience. I try to keep my Twitter followers posted on my current status; you can always follow me to find out more.