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

Odd Ettie by Kayla Miller. Graphic novel to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Sleigh Pullers Wanted by Russ Willms. Picture book to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

The Wish Library by Christine Evans. Chapter book series to Albert Whitman.

A Fish Out of Water by Meagan Mahoney. Middle grade novel to Owl Kids.

Sloth Sleuth by Cyndi Marko. Graphic novel series to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Friendbots by Vicky Fang. Graphic novel early reader series to HarperCollins.

Lia and Beckett’s Abracadabra by Amy Parks. YA romantic comedy to Abrams.

Clients

  • Alexander, Damian
  • Bennett, Jamie
  • 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
  • Krebs, Chrissie
  • Lavelle, Kari
  • Lesage, Marla
  • Mackey, Allison
  • Mahoney, Meagan
  • Marko, Cyndi
  • Miller, Kayla
  • Parks, Amy Noelle
  • Pimienta, Jose
  • Preller, James
  • Reding, Mary
  • Sendros-Keshka, Jen
  • Sichol, Lowey
  • Stephenson, Madeline
  • Teis, Kyra
  • Treml, Renée
  • Walker, Sylvia
  • Warren, Jane
  • Willms, Russ