MY INTERACTIVE BOOKSHELF
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I am a literary agent and audio rights director at LDLA, who is known for doling out pretty great advice, being an organizational queen, and possessing a wacky sense of humor. 😂 I'm a big genre fiction lover and mostly represent commercial fiction, romance, MG, YA, historical fiction, mysteries/thrillers, and nonfiction.
I have been passionate about books for as long as I can remember, but I first became interested in agenting after a friend encouraged me to apply for a summer internship at Writers House over our sophomore break. I commuted back and forth from my home in Connecticut three days a week and knew that this was what I wanted to spend the rest of my life doing...minus the hour-and-a-half train ride.
Now I live in Sunnyside, Queens, and when not immersed in a good book, love shopping at the city's green markets, exploring new neighborhoods, designing gloriously color-coded spreadsheets, tackling DIY apartment decorating, and snuggling with my cats.
LDLA SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Please use QueryManager to send a submission to me. You can read more about my specific interests there, as well.
Your query letter should include:
• your name
• your email
• a short pitch
• and a short plot summary
Also note previous submission or publishing history, if applicable. If you are a debut author, do not worry.
After your query letter, paste the first chapter of your novel (about 10 pages or the entire proposal if nonfiction) into the body of the email. I will not respond to queries emailed directly to me and I don't open unrequested attachments.
My (Average) Submission Timeline
Once I receive your query, if I am going to request pages, I usually do so by the 2 month mark. When I receive a partial, it goes to my TBR pile and I try to respond with feedback in about 3-6 months.
For my full deal history, visit my PM Dealmaker page.
Children's: Middle Grade Fiction
March 26, 2021
Author of THE STORM CROW Kalyn Josephson's RAVENFALL, about a girl and her psychic family, who run a magical inn and team up with a runaway to stop an ancient creature from destroying the veil to the otherworld and wreaking havoc on their small Oregon town, to Hannah Hill at Delacorte, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in fall 2022 and 2023, by Carrie Pestritto at Laura Dail Literary Agency (world English).