I took a bit of an unconventional path to publishing. I have a PhD in social work from McMaster University, and I even studied professional circus arts in a former life, but I really fell in love with this industry while working as an indie bookseller at Another Story. Because of my background in social justice and the arts, I bring a deep appreciation and unique perspective to my work as an agent. When someone picks up a book, they are opening their mind to new ideas and feelings that they think are important and worth spending their time on. There is so much magic in that.
I am a book blogger at Books Beyond Binaries and a member of the planning team for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD). I am a trans non-binary colonizer originally from Newfoundland, now based in Tkaronto (Toronto, Ontario), which is unceded territory of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, and Mississaugas of the Credit. When I’m not reading, I keep busy with research projects, spending time with my family (including adopted dogs and cats), embroidery, slice of life anime, vegan cooking, and wholesome video games.
What I’m Looking For
I grew up on fantasy novels and 90’s kidlit horror like Bunnicula and Goosebumps. I represent authors of literary and upmarket fiction, and narrative nonfiction, across age categories. I specialize in character-driven projects that are written based on lived experience, and devastating to put down. Murder is my comfort read. For more details about what kinds of queries I am seeking, please visit my Manuscript Wishlist page. I prioritize queries from trans and/or non-binary, Black and/or BIPOC, and/or disabled authors. My clients can be found on Twitter as the #SpineSquad.