MY INTERACTIVE BOOKSHELF
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I am a literary agent and audio rights director at LDLA, who is particularly drawn in by unique voices, strong character development, high-concept plots, and transporting experiences. I mostly represent commercial fiction, romance, MG, YA, historical fiction, mysteries, thrillers, and narrative nonfiction. I’m a sucker for anything about cults, witches, jewel heists, archaeology/ancient civilizations, royalty, psychology, or high-stakes revenge. And I automatically get excited when I see a good smoldering romance, gripping mystery, clever prescriptive nonfiction, or anything set in a bakery (with lots of salivating descriptions!).
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 manuscript (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.
(in Adult, MG & YA)
Commercial fiction featuring BIPOC, LGBTQ+, neuroatypical/ neurodivergent, and disability rep.
Compelling characters and story lines that are high-concept, tightly plotted, and inclusive.
Classical or universal stories, tropes, and relationships that have been given a fresh twist.
(in Adult Nonfiction)
Transportive narrative nonfiction and memoir.
Prescriptive nonfiction and pop science.
Smart, piercing examinations of complex current issues.
Biography/history that shares a new perspective.
(in Adult, MG & YA)
Engaging historical fiction (from about 1800s on).
Light, flirty, escapist romance and rom-coms with modern love stories.
Thrillers and suspense with expertly executed twists or unreliable narrators.
Absorbing SFF with meticulous world building and anchored by a character-driven plot and vibrant relationships.
I'm on the lookout for...
For my full deal history, visit my PM Dealmaker page.
June 9, 2021