Representing Fiction/Nonfiction Adult/Children’s Authors

Submissions

When I’m open to submissions, I’m looking for graphic novels, middle grade, and YA fiction. I tend to be partial to books with humor; books that approach contemporary issues in a fresh, new way; books that are inspired by pop-culture and current trends. I’m also interested in finding young chapter books and early readers, especially illustrated projects. If you are submitting as an author-illustrator, you must include a link to your portfolio

I’m currently closed for submissions. When I am open for submissions, use the following link.

In the meantime, I will accept submissions by referral only. I will not respond to queries that have not been solicited or referred.

Biography

I have spent my career in the children’s publishing industry with positions in marketing, product development and editorial at such companies as Scholastic, Readers Digest and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Prior to joining the Transatlantic Agency, I was an Executive Editor at HMH where I focused on brand-forward publishing around classic properties like Curious George, Little Blue Truck and The Little Prince as well as novelties, board books and picture books. During my tenure I established an IP program launching several middle grade series including The Next Best Junior Chef, Survivor Diaries, and Junior Ninja Champion.

As an agent, I represent a balanced list of talented picture book, graphic novel, middle grade and YA authors and illustrators. I love books that pull at the heart strings, make me laugh, make me think, make me smile; and especially books that make even a reluctant reader want to curl up in a nook and read.

Contrary to evidence suggesting otherwise, my favorite book is not Pride and Prejudice.

 

Recent sales include:

Layla and the Bots by Vicky Fang. Early chapter book series to Scholastic Branches.

Little Lunch Truck by Charles Beyl. Picture book to Feiwel and Friends.

Act by Kayla Miller. Graphic novel to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Other Boys by Damian Alexander. Graphic novel to First Second.

Pitch! by Heather Alexander. Middle grade series to Penguin.

The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost Kiss by Amy Parks. YA romantic comedy to Abrams.

Burn it the F$%& Down by Nicolas DiDomizio. Adult Novel to Little Brown.

Twin Cities by José Pimienta. Graphic novel to Random House.

Clients

  • Alexander, Damian
  • Beyl, Charles
  • Chapman, Nina
  • Charlesworth, Liza
  • Dadey, Debbie
  • DiDomizio, Nicolas
  • Evans, Christine
  • Fang, Vicky
  • Fredericks, Karen
  • Goodman, Susan E.
  • Grimes, Shaunta
  • Gros, Kathleen
  • King, Bart
  • Knudson, Tara
  • Lavelle, Kari
  • Mackey, Allison
  • Mahoney, Meg
  • Marko, Cyndi
  • Miller, Kayla
  • Parks, Amy Noelle
  • Pimienta, Jose
  • Reding, Mary
  • Rudy, Rebecca Marks
  • Sendros-Keshka, Jen
  • Sichol, Lowey
  • Teis, Kyra
  • Treml, Renée
  • Willms, Russ