I joined WCA in 2019 after interning at McClelland & Stewart and several years of working in the non-book world. Born and raised in Toronto, I feel grateful to have also lived in Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and the UK at different points in time.

I initially worked in our rights department, representing WCA’s authors to an international audience. Having become an associate agent in 2023, I provide support to Jackie, Hilary, and their clients, and I also represent a curated list of authors of book club, upmarket, and YA fiction, select literary fiction and non-fiction, and children’s books. I’ve been honoured to speak at events organized by Humber School for Writers, The Festival of Literary Diversity, The Writers’ Union of Canada, and BIPOC of Publishing in Canada.

In fiction, I’m looking for book club and upmarket novels that are propulsive and well-paced like Celeste Ng’s body of work; feature unforgettable, irresistibly lovable characters like those in Bonnie Garmus’ Lessons in Chemistry; vividly and powerfully bring history to life like Jabari Asim’s Yonder; and are provokingly and brilliantly multi-layered like R.F. Kuang’s Yellowface.

While book club and upmarket fiction is my focus, I consider literary fiction selectively and would love to see stories that feel so atmospheric and wisely observed that they almost blur fiction and reality like Deepa Anappara’s Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line, and razor-sharp and evocative prose like Souvankham Thammavongsa’s How to Pronounce Knife.

I’m a big reader of YA fiction and my favourite writers are June Hur (The Forest of Stolen Girls) and Stacey Lee (The Downstairs Girl). I want to see a protagonist I can root for paired with elements of mystery, history, a little suspense, and urgent and timely conversations. I prefer for romance to not be the central focus; give me a protagonist who is completely surrendered to a cause!

Submissions that keep me reading have: a strong hook and propulsive story, fully formed characters with emotional resonance, succinct and clear writing on the line-level, appropriate pacing, polished quality (it’ll ideally have been through rounds of personal and peer revision), and a length of no more than 90,000 words. I’m not the right agent for suspense (thriller and horror), crime, sci-fi, fantasy, erotica, chapbooks, poetry, scholarly/academic works, and politics.

While I represent non-fiction projects selectively, I’d love to see narrative non-fiction submissions from field experts, emerging writers, and deep thinkers alike in the areas of pop culture, psychology, social science, and history. Some recent favourite reads are Katherine May’s Wintering, Andy Crouch’s The Life We’re Looking For: Reclaiming Relationship in a Technological World, Rosemary Sullivan’s The Betrayal of Anne Frank, John Green’s The Anthropocene Reviewed, and Makoto Fujimura’s work. As a hobby musician, I enjoy podcasts about music and cultural analysis like New York Times’ Popcast and The Ringer’s Every Single Album, and welcome submissions that provide a unique look into the history/landscape of music and its icons.

I’m also looking for kids-centric, age-appropriate children’s books that have a clear story, guaranteed reread quality, and an inviting and engaging approach rather than a didactic one. Take a look at our children’s client list to see what I mean!

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