BOSTON-BASED AGENT REPRESENTING CHILDREN’S AND YA AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS

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, Reader’s 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.

Submissions

I am currently open to submissions by referral only.

Recent sales include:

Gilly and the Monster of Lighthouse Bay by Cyndi Marko. Picture book to Simon and Schuster.
Dear Mr. G by Christine Evans. Picture book text to Union Square Books.
Exit 13 by James Preller. Middle grade series to Scholastic.
Juliet +Juliet by Mel Valentine. Middle grade graphic novel to Random House.
How to Be a Goldfish by Jane Warren. Middle grade novel to Scholastic Canada.
Other Families by Damian Alexander. Middle grade graphic novel to Macmillan.
Halfway to Somewhere by Jose Pimienta. Middle grade graphic novel to Random House.
Ava Lin by Vicky Fang. Illustrated chapter book series to Candlewick.
What Happens in Mystic by Nic DiDomizio. Adult contemporary novel to Sourcebooks.
Be Your Own Bird by Russ Willms. Picture book to Beaming Books.

Press

Clients

  • Alexander, Damian
  • Alexander, Heather
  • Bennett, Jamie
  • Beyl, Charles
  • Bickel, Noella
  • Boulet, Bernadine
  • Canino, Jeffrey
  • Chapman, Nina
  • Charlesworth, Liza
  • DeChambeau, Rhonda
  • DiDomizio, Nicolas
  • Evans, Christine
  • Fang, Vicky
  • Gentile-Jordan, Angie
  • Goodman, Susan E.
  • Grimes, Shaunta
  • Gros, Kathleen
  • Hashitate, Annette
  • Karim, Violet Chan
  • King, Bart
  • Knudson, Tara
  • Krebs, Chrissie
  • Lavelle, Kari
  • Lesage, Marla
  • Mahoney, Meagan
  • Marko, Cyndi
  • Miller, Kayla
  • Parks, Amy Noelle
  • Pimienta, Jose
  • Preller, James
  • Reding, Mary
  • Rellihan, Anne
  • Sichol, Lowey
  • Stephenson, Madeline
  • Teis, Kyra
  • Treml, Renée
  • Valentine Vargas, Mel
  • Walker, Sylvia
  • Warren, Jane
  • Willms, Russ
  • Zarrin, Laura