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I am a kidlit agent, which means I specialize in picture books, middle grade, and young adult. I am especially a lover of middle grade. My tastes range pretty widely. I love fantasy of all kinds, although it needs to be grounded and the world building cannot sacrifice the character development. Some of my favorite genres include fantasy, contemporary romances, spooky (not horror, please no horror), and more.

 

I'm looking for feel good camp stories, contemporary romances that make me swoon, stories with witches, magical homes, and adventures. 

I love to be surprised by a novel, so even if you wonder if your book will fit with my tastes, just know I'm still developing just what I like. So I'm open to a good surprise.

Currently Seeking (Updated May 2021)

 

In picture books (CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING UNSOLICITED PICTURE BOOKS):

  • Contemporary stories that allow for the neighborhood and cultures around the characters to play just as important of a role.

  • Nonfiction that highlights the hidden histories of heroes we should know about.

  • Progressive stories about childhood strength, trauma, and identity with a whimsical backdrop/setting.

  • Something spooky, maybe a little dark humor, and child appropriate fantasy.

  • Stories that highlight kids 0-8 with disabilities.

In middle grade fiction:

  • Historical fiction that turns typical histories on their head and write about "hidden" stories with plenty of humor and whimsy.

  • Adventure stories with a lot of movement. 

  • Something spooky, without horror, and a lot of fun twists. This includes stories where the paranormal and the supernatural are not the traditional villains and can be the protagonists or the everyday character.

  • Camp stories or settings that place several characters in one environment to explore their arcs in.

  • Paranormal and fantasy stories in which the strange is "normal." Think The Addams Family. I want a supernatural or paranormal Gilmore Girls town. 

  • Cozy Studio Ghibli-esque stories that feel warm, have a quiet magic, and have such rich environments that are beautiful and lush 

  • Genre fiction with MCs with disabilities, but their disability is NOT a twist, a fixation for someone abled, or in any way a "someone needs to learn to love someone else with. a disability" story.

  • Contemporary stories by BIPOC that explore culture and life, without focusing on trauma as a single identifier.

  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants-like stories about friendship.

  • Coming of age contemporary stories with unconventional family dynamics in the realm of Disney's Andi Mack and Stuck in the Middle, Nickelodeon's The Loud House and The Casagrandes.

  • Stories that explore culture through neighborhood love stories, but with some edge and sass. I want a Bob's Burger's family and neighborhood with strange community members.

  • Fantasies with found families, high concept hooks, and shenanigans.

  • Rick Riordan Presents novels about gods and goddesses from various cultures written by OwnVoices authors.

  • A new and diverse take of The Babysitter's Club (but does not have to center around babysitting, this can be any young club or job).

In YA fiction:

  • Warm romances that capture the magic of teenage summer nights, road trips, and summer camps, but they cannot feel too familiar. I need a new hook that doesn't entail a friend gone missing or reuniting with a lost rockstar father.

  • Jenny Han-like stories with people I can genuinely care about and romances that feel warm and produce a Taylor Swift-like spark. 

  • Fantasy or paranormal boarding school novels about finding a sense of belonging without the traditional family structure guidance.

  • Found families. Give me them all. Especially in historical fantasy.

  • CW-like books. Think Reign, The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl.

  • Witches. Gay witches. Witches with historical-like backdrops. Witches with series potential that is high fantasy with romance and grounded ensemble casts.

  • High school theatre, high school competitions, high school contests with rivals to lovers.

  • BIPOC retellings of epic fantasies, adventure, fairy tales, or legends.

  • Contemporary romances and contemporary stories that delve into how digital media affects social activism for young people.

  • LGBTQIA+ stories that don't use identity as a plot twist. I'm especially interested in adventure, fantasy, or spy stories.

  • Parks and Rec and New Girl-like humor in teens.

  • Historical fiction with ballroom scenes with tense almost touch dances.

In adult fiction:

  • Not currently accepting unsolicited adult fiction. I will accept adult fiction from my own requests through contests and conferences.

Songs I wish I could bottle up in book form:

  • "I Found You" by Andy Grammer

  • "drivers license" by Olivia Rodrigo

  • "Someone to You" Banners

  • Absolutely any Chloe and Halle song

  • "Rollercoaster" by The Jonas Brothers

  • "Freedom" by Beyonce

  • Literally any banjo solo in any Mumford Sons song

  • "Wait for It" sung by Leslie Odom Jr. in the Hamilton soundtrack

  • "What's Up Danger" by Blackway with Black Caviar

  • "Familia" by Nicki Minja, Anuel AA, and Bantu

  • "Seeing Blind" by Niall Horan and Maren Morris

  • "Higher Love" by Whitney Houston remixed by Kygo

  • "Rivers and Roads" by The Head and the Heart

  • "7 Years" by Lukas Graham

  • "Wonder" by Shawn Mendes

  • Taylor's version of Fearless

  • "Alright" by Kendrick Lamar

  • "Leave (Get Out)" by JoJo

 

 

What I am not a good fit for:

  • Memoir

  • Horror across all ages. I like spooky, but not horror

  • COVID or disease themed/inspired stories

  • YA stories about terminal illnesses

  • Talking animals. I'm sorry, I do not do talking animals across most every genre.

  • Generally, thriller and mystery in which bodies are uncovered in a small town or friend group. I'm really not interested in YA mysteries that are too similar to Pretty Little Liars. I'm really not interested in stories in which best friends or schoolmates turn up dead.

  • Dreamscape fantasies. I really am not a huge fan of stories where characters enter into dream spaces. I like lush, real worlds.

  • Christian based heaven and hell stories

  • Portal stories. I love magic that is already a part of the world and not necessarily ones we have to enter into.

  • Historical fiction in the WWI or WWII eras (honestly, not a huge American history fan).

  • War stories

  • I am not currently taking science fiction unless in middle grade.

  • Suicide stories. For personal reasons, I am not the best reader for this.

  • Stories with too much heavy focus on trauma like sexual assault, domestic abuse, or suicide as a primary storyline.

  • Books where the dog or cat dies.