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:

Sloth Sleuth by Cyndi Marko. Middle grade graphic novel series to HMH.

Hair to Share by Sylvia Walker. Picture book to Rodale Press.

Shaken by James Preller. Middle grade novel to Macmillan.

Bizard, the Bear Wizard by Chrissie Krebs. MG graphic novel series to Holiday House.

Carousel Summer by Kathleen Gros. MG graphic novel to HarperCollins.

We Wear Masks by Marla Lesage. Picture book text to Orca.

Parker’s Place by Russ Willms. Picture book to HMH.

Fifteen Fearless Entrepreneurs by Lowey B. Sichol. YA non-fiction to Chicago Review Press

Clients

  • Alexander, Damian
  • Alexander, Heather
  • Bennett, Jamie
  • Beyl, Charles
  • Bickel, Noella
  • Boulet, Bernadine
  • Chapman, Nina
  • Charlesworth, Liza
  • Cinar, Lisa
  • Dadey, Debbie
  • 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
  • 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
  • Valentine Vargas, Mel
  • Walker, Sylvia
  • Warren, Jane
  • Willms, Russ
  • Zarrin, Laura