I started working at PFD in 2006 before moving to United Agents and I am now nurturing my own client list.
One of the joys of being a literary agent is the range of books I can work on and I enjoy reading from a wide selection of genres. I want books that make me sit up and take notice of them, whether it be through beautiful prose, a hugely original idea or, at their best, books which make me sob.
I am on the lookout for anything which is extremely well-written, but in particular: reading group books; young adult novels; historical fiction; those in the crime and thriller genre, exciting non-fiction such as biographies about strong women in history or mouth-watering cook books and anything, like The Lovely Bones or The Night Circus, which breaks the mould.
For submissions please email me the first 10,000 words of your manuscript, together with a synopsis at firstname.lastname@example.org.