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—especially romances! 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. 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 mebreathless 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