Oceanview Publishing, 2022
About the agency: Formerly The Reece Halsey Agency, Kimberley Cameron & Associates has a reputation for being a different kind of agency—one that cares deeply about our clients, champions the books we work on, and collaborates openly among agents. We are persistent in our pursuit of publication at the most respected publishing houses, and when we believe in someone, we do not give up easily. We have sold books after years of trying. That's what it takes in this business—passion, and a little luck.
Lisa Abellera joined Kimberley Cameron and Associates in 2013 with a background in management, marketing, and finance. She has studied creative writing, design, and business, earning her BA in Strategic Management from Dominican University of CA and her MFA in Creative Writing from University of San Francisco. She is an associate member of AALA and an alumna of Voices of Our Nations Arts (VONA).
In adult fiction, Lisa is looking for upmarket fiction, women's fiction, and literary fiction. In genre fiction, she represents mystery, suspense, thrillers, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, most speculative fiction except paranormal (no vampires, werewolves, ghosts, etc.) and romance if it is an element or sub-genre (e.g. romantic suspense).
In children’s fiction, she is interested in inclusive middle grade and young adult stories, in all genres, especially ones that do not involve the usual middle and high school tropes.
With children’s nonfiction, she is primarily looking for middle-grade, prescriptive projects that are entertaining, informative, and inspire life-long-learning and curiosity in kids.
With adult nonfiction, Lisa is only looking for prescriptive business books for women or by women.
In all categories, Lisa is committed to uplifting underrepresented voices and infusing more diversity and inclusion in books, so she is especially looking for strong female characters, diverse characters, and stories/projects by BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other authors who identify with marginalized or underrepresented communities.