I am a literary agent specialising in well-written, entertaining, provocative and engaging fiction and narrative non-fiction. I have a particular affinity for debuts as I used to be a writer myself, but ultimately I am looking for authors who want to be read, who write for this purpose and who have something to say regardless of where they are in life, or their writing career. I am privileged to represent such authors as the bestselling Elizabeth Day, Bryony Gordon and Heidi Perks as well as award winners Beth Underdown and Cecilia Ekback. I also have had six Richard and Judy Book Club Picks, and more recently my author Sara Collins was Waterstones’ Fiction Book of the Month. I love books and I am always on the hunt for new stories, excellently told.
The best way to submit to me, is to a) follow the submission guidelines – they are there for a reason, to help me clarify what I need and what I am looking for as expediently as possible. I like a clear covering letter or email, with main concentration on the pitch – aka, a paragraph where you explain the premise, character and plot catalyst that is the main thrust of the book you are sending. Simple, effective communication on all the salient details impresses me most and makes me pay attention to your submission faster – for example: word count, genre, your writing background and any title/author comparisons.
I am always looking for the next exciting voice and have a voracious appetite for great stories.