I love to work with writers who dare to innovate, take risks, express something meaningful about our world. I bring conviction and passion to everything I do: from developing concepts and ideas to strategizing long-term career goals, selling foreign, film and other subsidiary rights, brainstorming marketing and publicity plans; and advocating for our authors. I am especially passionate about discovering and nurturing talented new writers, for whom I work hard to procure and negotiate contracts and guide them through the bewildering publication process. I also consult with clients on creating an effective online media platform and advocate for their interests with the publishing companies. I believe good writing is everything and so I work closely with my clients to edit and polish their work before I submit it to publishers. I provide every client with personal attention and because of this I limit the number of clients I take on. My interests include literary as well as popular fiction, including young adult, women’s, African-American and international fiction. I am also seeking authors of nonfiction, including biography, history, economics, popular culture, cultural commentary, memoir, graphic novels, and humor.
See my full list of co-agents:
Evening is the Whole Day by Preeta Samarasan to Einaudi/Italy; Aschehoug/Norway; Fourth Estate/UK; HarperCollins/Australia; HarperCollins/India; Gyldendal/Denmark; Kinneret/Israel; Suma de las Letras/Spain; Ullstein/Germany; Arena/Holland; Rocco/Brazil; Edicions 62/Catalan; Actes Sud/France.
Skunk Girl by Sheba Karim to Rizzoli/Italy; Tilden/Sweden; Carlsen/Denmark; Penguin/India.
Finny by Justin Kramon to Ediciones Destino/Spain.
Film rights for Rock Bottom by Michael Shilling to Clift Street Productions.
Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda to Karakter/Netherlands; Gallimard/France; Cicero/Denmark; Simanim/Israel; Corbaccio/Italy; Record/Brazil; Pegasus/Turkey; IP Jovan/Serbia, Proszynski Media/Poland; Profil Multimedija/Croatia; Forum/Sweden; Alma Littera/Lithuania; Beijing Booky Company/simple Chinese; Han Shian Culture Publishing/complex Chinese; Juritzen Forlag/Norway; Kiepenheuer & Witsch/Germany; Prah/Czech Republic; Planeta/Spain; Hermes/Bulgaria
I believe that the publishing industry is in a period of profound transition and plan to be on the forefront of the new business models that are emerging. I strive to be part of the digital revolution. I embrace technology and social media and urge my clients to become proficient in using these to promote their work. I believe online marketing and publicity are becoming increasingly important elements in publishing a book effectively. I appreciate the growing importance of digital publishing and am establishing contacts with the key players in this exciting new realm of publishing.