I’ve worked at Greene & Heaton since 2013 and am building my own client list while also looking after all of the agency’s contracts. I also represent Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency and Akashic Books in the UK.
I’m looking for diverse YA in the style of WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon or THE HATE YOU GIVE by Angie Thomas. For SFF YA I’d love to read something that upends the ‘beautiful girl chosen one’ trope and does something fresh and interesting with it. Beloved YA includes THE OLD KINGDOM series by Garth Nix. I’d especially like to see more own voices novels.
SFF is one of my favourite genres. Books I’ve loved have been THE LONG WAY TO A SMALL ANGRY PLANET by Becky Chambers and THE BROKEN EARTH TRILOGY by N.K. Jemisin. ALL SYSTEMS RED by Martha Wells genuinely made me squeal with joy. I’m also open to the more epic side of Fantasy like THE STORMLIGHT ARCHIVES. THE CHECQUY FILES by Daniel O’Malley was a funny, fast sci-fi ride.
Crime fiction wise, THE DUBLIN SQUAD by Tana French is near perfection to me, and I love the brilliant Val McDermid. Complex police procedurals are great, especially if they bring me a character that hasn’t been centre stage in traditional crime novels yet.
I am a huge reader of tense thrillers with a sprinkling of the supernatural. Sarah Lotz’s THE WHITE ROAD and READY PLAYER ONE by Ernest Cline are particular favourites. I love ghosts so if you have a story with ghosts in please send it to me.
I’d love to see some literary crossover and women’s fiction. ANIMALS by Emma Jane Unsworth left me with smile lines and big-hearted books about female friendships or sweep-you-off-your-feet romances are always welcome in my inbox.
On the non-fiction side I’ve got into True Crime in a big way recently, so if you are writing things like THE FACT OF A BODY by Alexandrea Marzano-Lesnevich or THIS HOUSE OF GRIEF by Helen Garner I want to hear from you.
The Toast was one of my favourite websites of all time so if you are writing something that feels “Toastie” to you please send it along. Creepy mash-ups of classics; personal writing that talks about your experiences; or NF which is feminist, intersectional, and written by archivists is the jam to my bread. I’d love to read stuff from someone writing in the same smart, funny and ground-breaking way as The Toast’s authors.
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