As the rights associate at WCA, I have the privilege of working with our dedicated network of international co-agents and scouts, and overseeing the preparation and creation of our rights catalogues for the London and Frankfurt book fairs. During these seasons, a personal highlight of mine is getting to supervise and work with our talented interns who bring a wealth of knowledge, creative insight, and fun to WCA. In between all the energizing day-to-day busyness of international rights, I also assist Hilary McMahon, WCA’s Executive Vice-President, with her clients.
Before joining WCA, I interned at McClelland & Stewart’s editorial department and completed the Publishing Intensive at Ryerson University. I have a B.A. and M.A. in English literature, and prior to working in the publishing industry, I worked in different industries, including media/communications, museum arts, education, and legal services, in Toronto and Hong Kong.
I love reading novels that have a touch of magical realism, explore family or relational dynamics, topics, and issues in a sophisticated way, and have a coming-of-age aspect to them; memoirs; a broad range of non-fiction; and children’s books. I enjoy being surprised and reading widely as well. When I’m not reading, I like discovering nature trails and foodie places in the city.