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Literary Associate at Focused Artists
Submission Guidelines
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I have been a book lover for as long as I can remember so naturally, I pursued a career in books. 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 writers' groups where I cultivated my writing skills and connected with publishing professionals. I fell in love with the publishing process and transitioned from writing books to having a voice in what stories get published. I became an editor for a small press acquiring picture books and early readers with a STEM focus before participating in a six-month internship at Olswanger Literary. After completing my internship, I accepted a position with Focused Artists representing children and adult titles. 

Adult Fiction: I represent several genres including graphic novel, historical fiction, horror, mystery, paranormal/supernatural, thriller, western, and women's fiction. 

 

I love supernatural and paranormal stories where characters must keep their abilities hidden as they strive to right wrongs and exist in a world where fear of the unknown and misunderstood is prevalent. 

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.

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).

Childrens: My heart belongs to picture books, but I am also interested in chapter books for early readers, middle grade, and YA though my YA list will be limited.

I love fast-paced character driven picture books with humor and heart. I like short punchy sentences and word count under 600. I don't shy away from tough topics but do not want didactic text with a heavy moral. I will consider nonfiction books but will be extremely picky in my selection. When sending nonfiction texts, please include backmatter with your submission. 

Chapter books are tough to sell so you must know your stuff. The text should be grade level specific with room for limited illustrations. 

In middle grade I am looking for mystery, magic, time travel, anything just for fun! I want books that create lifelong readers. 

In Young Adult I want books that tackle tough topics and speak to those who feel invisible. 

In both adult and children's titles 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.

Send me:

Commerical Fiction

Contemporary

Graphic novel 

Historical Fiction

Horror

LGBTQ+

Middle Grade 

Mystery

Paranormal

Picture book 

Supernatural

Thriller

Upmarket

Western

Women's Fiction

Young Adult

I DO NOT represent:

Adult Nonfiction

Erotica

Illustration only

Memoir

Religious 

Self-Help 

 

I only accept submissions through Query Tracker

Any submissions sent through my website or email will be deleted

 

 

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