GET TO KNOW ME
Born and raised in Eastern Washington, I'm currently a literary agent at the Belcastro Agency. Reading and writing have been my passion for as long as I can remember, and I graduated from NYU in 2017. My fur-babies keep me on my toes; between my sweet, destructive lab-mix Rhaegar and my feisty calico Holly, I definitely have my hands full. When I'm not doing book-related things, I'm spending time with my husband, my animals, or attempting a new craft I'll never spend enough time on to truly get good at. Supernatural and The Office are constantly running on my TV, and I adore watching creative shows (i.e. baking shows and Project Runway are my ish).
I'm a member of the queer and neurodivergent communities. I love to see healthy representation of queer/neurodivergent identities, especially in SFF, and I'm ecstatic to find and represent books that would have benefited me as a teen. I adore seeing works that celebrate and normalize these experiences, particularly in YA, and works that allow characters from all marginalized identities to simply exist as they are. Compelling characters are what grab me the most; I love books with strong, dynamic, complex characters that have complicated and nuanced relationships with others. I love romantic threads that weave in seamlessly with the plot and characters’ motivations, particularly in SFF, and especially ones that allow the characters to push each other to become the best and most authentic versions of themselves. I also adore seeing raw representation of how trauma affects people, and the messy, often confusing and conflicting journey that is healing. In regard to POVs, the closer, the better; I want to live inside characters' heads when I read, and love as little distance as possible. I enjoy when authors break stereotypes and tropes, and I love when plots and characters surprise me, leaving me breathless on the edge of my seat.
Some of my favorite books:
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The Shining and IT by Stephen King
Tithe by Holly Black
Skinned by Robin Wasserman
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall
October 18th-22nd, 2021 - Pass or Pages Query Critique
I'll be on the agent panel for October. The entry period is October 4th-8th, with the category being diverse voices (YA and Adult).
Information here, and entry form here!
December 2nd-7th, 2021 - WriteHive Auction
I'll be donating two (2) query critiques and a first 5k critique! The proceeds will go toward improving WriteHive's free programming and funding their Sponsored Artist Scholarships.
Check out their website here!