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I know I’ve found a winner when I catch myself scribbling down editors' names, forming a submission list on any available scrap of paper as I read.
My client list paints a pretty solid picture of what I'm likely to respond to in terms of category and voice, but here are a few specific wish list items: general fiction: I'm particularly interested in upmarket execution of commercial concepts. I'd also love a page-turning domestic suspense (my taste leans more on the domestic end, a la Liane Moriarty--I find the interplay of human relationships, when well done, every bit as potent a story driver as espionage).
Martin’s Press) Ashley Poston’s GEEKERELLA (YA, Quirk Books) Alison Cherry's WILLOWS VS.
WOLVERINES (MG, Simon & Schuster/Aladdin) Amanda Maciel's LUCKY GIRL (YA, Harper Collins/Balzer & Bray) Vivien Jackson’s WANTED & WIRED (SF romance, Sourcebooks) Wendy Toliver's ONCE UPON A TIME: REGINA RISING (YA, Disney/Kingswell Teen) Kiera Stewart's THE SUMMER OF BAD IDEAS (MG, Disney*Hyperion) Brett Mc Kay & Ted Slampyak’s THE ILLUSTRATED ART OF MANLINESS (nonfiction, Little Brown) Megan Crane’s DEVIL’S OWN (romance, Loveswept/Penguin Random House) Kayla Olson’s THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE (Harper Teen/Harper Collins) Victoria Schwab's OUR DARK DUET (YA fantasy, Harper Collins/Greenwillow) Christina Lauren's DATING YOU, HATING YOU (romance, Simon & Schuster/Gallery) Diana Cosby’s FORBIDDEN KNIGHT (romance, Kensington) Virna De Paul’s MISTER RICH (romance, Loveswept/Penguin Random House) Alan Gratz's REFUGEE (MG, Scholastic) Maureen Leurck's CICADA SUMMER (women's fiction, Kensington Books) Jen Malone’s CHANGES IN LATITUDES (YA, Harper Collins) Manda Collins’s DUKE WITH BENEFITS (romance, St.
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Rae Carson's New York Times and USA Today bestselling & Morris nominated FIRE AND THORNS series & National Book Award longlisted and New York Times Bestselling WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER Jessica Clare's New York Times & USA Today bestselling Billionaire Boys Club series Mark Cheverton's New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling GAMEKNIGHT999 series Kari Lynn Dell's nationally bestselling RECKLESS IN TEXAS Laura Drewry's USA Today bestselling OFF THE HOOK Meredith Duran's USA Today bestselling FOOL ME TWICE Alan Gratz's New York Times bestselling REFUGEE Kristin Harmel's internationally bestselling THE SWEETNESS OF FORGETTING Rachel Hawkins's New York Times, USA Today and internationally bestselling HEX HALL series S. Kincaid's New York Times bestseller THE DIABOLIC Christina Lauren's New York Times, USA Today and internationally bestselling BEAUTIFUL BASTARD series & WILD SEASONS series CJ Redwine's New York Times bestseller THE SHADOW QUEEN V. Schwab's New York Times bestselling Shades of Magic series (A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC; A GATHERING OF SHADOWS; A CONJURING OF LIGHT), and #1 NYT bestseller THIS SAVAGE SONG Selected Recent Deals Jen Cervantes's STORM RUNNER (Rick Riordan Presents/Disney-Hyperion)--MG Kristin Harmel's THE ROOM ON RUE AMELIE (Gallery)—women’s fiction Addison Fox’s Midnight Pass, TX romantic suspense series (Harlequin)—romance CJ Redwine’s books 3 & 4 in the Ravenspire series (Balzer & Bray/Harper Collins)—YA fantasy Kayla Olson’s THE SANDCASTLE EMPIRE (Harper Teen/Harper Collins)—YA SF Jasmine Guillory's THE WEDDING DATE (Berkley)—contemporary romance Celia Kyle's SHIFTER ROGUES series (Grand Central)—paranormal romance S. Kincaid’s two sequels to THE DIABOLIC (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) Megan Bannen’s THE NAMELESS PRINCE (Balzer & Bray/Harper Collins)—YA Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz's THE LOST CAUSES (KCP Loft)—YA contemporary Ashley Poston's HEART OF IRON (Balzer & Bray/Harper Collins)—YA SF Rachel Hawkins’s ROYAL (Putnam/Penguin)—YA contemporary Kate Spencer's THE DEAD MOMS CLUB (Seal Press/Hachette)—memoir 2017 Publications Skyler White & Steve Brust’s THE SKILL OF OUR HANDS (SF, Tor) Megan Crane’s DEVIL’S MARK (romance, Loveswept/Penguin Random House) Jessica Clare's DIRTY MONEY (romance, Penguin Random House/Berkley) Mark Cheverton’s HEROBRINE’S WAR (MG adventure, Sky Pony) Manda Collins’s READY SET ROGUE (romance, St.I spent ten years as an agent at Waxman Leavell Literary Agency before founding Root Literary in 2017.If you are seeking representation, please send a query letter and the first 10 pages of your manuscript in the body of an email to [email protected] like structural conceits (whether in timeline, a la One Day, or an epistolary novel).middle grade fiction: If the following apply, I will probably like it: funny (honest-funny over slapstick, generally speaking), adventurous, magical whether in actual plot or only in feel, unforgettable settings whether real or fantastical.I’m drawn to well-told commercial narratives across multiple categories.