I took a bit of an unconventional path to publishing. I hold a PhD in justice-oriented social work with a focus on critical animal studies from McMaster University, with additional peer-reviewed publications in public health and psychology. 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.
For more details about me and my work, please visit my website.
What I’m Looking For
I am currently closed to unsolicited queries. Queries submitted previously remain in consideration. Thank you for your understanding.
I represent across age categories and genres, including graphic and illustrated works in both fiction and non-fiction. I am also open to select genre fiction.
You know that feeling when you have to go somewhere, and you’re reading, and you have to close the book, but it is just the tiniest bit physically painful to do it? That’s my aim, with every book that I have a hand in. I want it to be just a little bit devastating to put down.
My list is comprised of stories that reflect the real diversity of our world, mostly drawing on first-hand lived experiences of people traditionally underrepresented in traditional publishing. 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 social media as the #SpineSquad.
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