When I asked fellow WCA agent John Pearce what he loved most about his job, he said it was that he worked exclusively in the best interest of his authors. I couldn’t have said it better myself. At the heart of it all, the role of a literary agent is to champion writers—to make sure their stories are not only heard, but treated with care. It’s a privilege I don’t take lightly.
I come to WCA with a decade of magazine experience as an editor and journalist. I graduated with honours from Toronto Metropolitan (formerly Ryerson) University’s School of Journalism and completed the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford; I have been nominated for two Canadian
National Magazine Awards (and have served as a judge for them as well); and I have been featured in The New York Times and the Vancouver Sun. I am based in Vancouver, B.C. on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil Waututh nations.
What I’m Looking For
I specialize in narrative nonfiction, including lifestyle, wellness, and culture reportage; essay collections; and memoirs (think: Durga Chew-Bose’s TOO MUCH AND NOT IN THE MOOD; Alicia Elliott’s A MIND SPREAD OUT ON THE GROUND; Lisa Taddeo’s THREE WOMEN; John Vaillant’s THE GOLDEN SPRUCE). I am interested in books that make me feel something—that take me outside of myself.
I am open to queries and submissions, so if you think we’d work well together, please do get in touch. I am interested in hearing from all humans—particularly self-identifying women, people of colour, people of all sizes and abilities, and members of the LGBTQ2S+ community. If you have a story to tell but are not sure how to bring it to life yourself, I can help with that, too. Let’s create something great.