I am a literary agent and independent book editor with over 10 years of industry experience. I began my career at Newsweek Magazine, before moving to book publishing, holding positions at Dutton and Gotham Books (imprints of Penguin Group USA, now Penguin Random House) and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Moving from the publisher to the agency side of the business, I worked at William Morris Endeavor and boutique firm WSK Management, where I had the privilege of working with such bestselling and award-winning authors as Amor Towles, Jennifer Haigh, Daniel James Brown, Kate Jacobs, Kitty Kelley, Jane Pauley, Bob Dotson, and many more.
Since 2015, I have been an Agent at Massie & McQuilkin (www.mmqlit.com), working exclusively on my own list, which includes bestselling, award-winning authors Lidia Yuknavitch, Devin Murphy, Maureen Stanton, Amulya Malladi, Janet Beard, Kerry Cohen, Myriam Gurba, and more. My clients have won such honors as the Barnes & Noble Discover program, Amazon Best Book of the Month, Oregon Book Award, and Massachusetts Book Award, among others; and their books have featured prominently in nearly all major newspapers, glossy magazines, and online publications, frequently making “Best Of” round-ups.
In my first 4 years of full-time agenting, I have twice had clients’ books on the cover of the Sunday New York Times Book Review; have had multiple national, international, and New York Times bestsellers; have helped acquire several film and television option deals for my clients; and have delivered well over $1 million in book deals to my clients.
I have spoken, led panels, and held workshops at numerous MFA programs and writers’ conferences around the world, including Grub Street’s Muse and the Marketplace, BinderCon, NonfictioNOW, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and many more. I have served as guest faculty at UCLA Extension, UC Riverside, California Institute of the Arts, the University of New Orleans, and the Corporeal Writing center in Portland, Oregon, where I have done editorial consulting in groups and one-on-one. I split my time between New York and Los Angeles.