I started working in publishing after finishing a Masters in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College in 2007. I began my publishing career at the Marsh Agency where I worked for seven years, becoming an agent after taking on my first author, Ali McNamara and selling her book From Notting Hill with Love…Actually. Since then I have been building a list of writers that is constantly growing and evolving and includes Sunday Times Bestselling Miranda Dickinson, Cathy Bramley, Carrie Hope Fletcher and The Unmumsy Mum Sarah Turner.

Like most literary agents I have always been a bit of a bookworm; growing up above my family’s bookshop probably nurtured that particular interest in books and reading, and I still love that feeling of excitement I get when I find a great new writer or book – be it a published one or not. I have a special bookshelf at home for those books that have stayed with me well beyond the last page and that I regularly like to lend out to others.

What I’m looking for:
I never really know what I’m looking for until I find it – which is part of the fun of the job – and makes it really hard for authors out there…I know! But I love fiction, stories that will whisk me away to another place, be it in time, geographically, or just into another life that’s different from my own. I represent a lot of women’s commercial fiction, from the more literary such as Louise Walters and Nigel Packer, to the very commercial like Anna Bell and Lisa Dickenson. I love those wonderful book club reads that really capture a reader’s attention or heart, and I’m always on the lookout for great crime and thrillers and interesting non-fiction.

I have a small list of non-fiction which I’m looking to build. I like thoughtful narrative non-fiction that tells a story and helps us to understand who we are and the world that we live in. In general I’m curious about most things, so if in doubt, do send it my way. I’m always eager to hear from new authors.