Literary Associate at Olswanger Literary
I have been a book lover for as long as I can remember so naturally, I grew up to be a writer and librarian. I earned a Master of Library Science with an emphasis in literature and my experience in school and public libraries reinforced my belief that books have a lasting impact on readers, and sparked a desire to become a published author. I joined various writer's groups where I cultivated my writing skills and connected with publishing professionals. I fell in love with the publishing process and transitioned from reading and writing books to having a voice in what stories get published. I became an editor for a small press before participating in a six-month internship at Olswanger Literary where, upon completion, I transitioned to Literary Associate.
I currently represent adult general fiction with particular interest in magical realism and supernatural stories. I have a soft spot for historical fiction with dual timelines where events from the past impact the present. I am a sucker for stories with a romantic element and enjoy when budding romances develop organically throughout the story, and I don't mind a little spice.
I welcome diverse characters and would like to see more main LGBTQ+ characters in a setting where they exist without scrutiny and their sexuality isn't the main issue, but simply a component of the story.
I would love to find characters with series potential where the story changes but the characters remain (Agatha Christie is one of my all-time favorite authors so think Miss Marple).
Please DO NOT send:
I only accept submissions through Query Tracker
Any submissions sent through my website will be deleted
To give a deeper insight into my likes, my personal reading includes books by:
Simone St. James