Working in both the Film and International Rights departments, I have built-in opportunities to familiarize myself with all of the books WCA represents, from the more recent titles we share at international fairs, to treasures on the backlist producers wish to explore in a new medium. My role puts me at the centre of the action at Westwood, and I could not be more grateful.
After graduating university with a degree in History and absolutely no clue what career path I wanted to follow, I found a job as a bookseller at Barnes & Noble. Of all the part-time jobs I had held previously, this was the first that felt like the right fit – I enjoyed my co-workers and loved perusing the aisles while pretending to clean. Though I had been an avid reader as a child, I lost my love for it during university, where I was consistently drowning in readings. It was at Barnes & Noble where I decided I wanted to have a career in stories, in whatever shape that would take. I applied to the Ryerson University publishing certificate, and had the privilege of interning with Penguin Random House Canada, Scholastic Canada, and Wattpad Books, before finding a place at WCA.
I am a reader of fiction through-and-through, with proclivities towards commercial, fantasy, and romance. My tastes are ever-evolving, but some of the books I have enjoyed in recent memory are The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill, My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, The Witches of New York by Ami McKay, The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow (I am a sucker for anything with witches), Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, and Normal People by Sally Rooney.