What I’m looking for: I’m interested in fiction that pays equal attention to both the voice and the story, and I’m particularly drawn to thrillers and literary mysteries, quirky women’s fiction, “book club” fiction that brings a tear to the eye and a thrill to the heart, books with a fantastic/paranormal element that reach beyond genre fiction, and literary fiction that pops off the page. I am also selectively representing edgy YA with the same qualities. In non-fiction, I am mostly interested in subject-driven narratives, memoirs, or journalism, but will always be on the lookout for the right book on the right practical subject. Food, science, psychology, pets/animals, and humor are some of my favorite topics. Overall, I love a book that takes an unusual look at the world, whether that’s by writing through the lens of a personal story or focusing on the big picture.
Some of my favorite non-client authors are Alice Hoffman, Sarah Waters, Barbara Kingsolver, Lisa Unger, C.J. Box, Ian McEwan, Cormac McCarthy on the fiction side, and Temple Grandin, Barbara Ehrenreich, Alan Weisman, and Sarah Vowell. As you can see, my tastes vary!
What I’m not looking for: I am not looking for genre romance, cozy mysteries, westerns, hard science fiction or fantasy. I also do not represent children’s picture books, plays, or screenplays.