I'm an agent at Folio representing literary and upmarket commercial fiction, psychological thrillers, select young adult fiction, and narrative non-fiction.
Previously I was an agent at Emma Sweeney Agency, LLC, and transitioned to represent many of ESA's clients at Folio in January 2020. Before becoming an agent, I spent the first seven years of my career in editorial, primarily at Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, where I worked on a wide range of fiction and non-fiction. As an agent, I use my insider knowledge of how a publishing house operates to my clients' advantage, and my editorial background informs how unusually closely and thoroughly I work with clients to develop a project before we ever submit to publishers. I'm proud to work with immensely talented authors. Among many other accolades, my clients have won the American Book Award, been finalists for the National Book Award and the PEN/ Hemingway Award, and been awarded Guggenheim Fellowships.
I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, graduated from Wake Forest University as an English major with a double minor in journalism and Spanish, and now live in Brooklyn with my husband and two sons. When I'm not reading I love to take advantage of New York City's art, dance, theater, and restaurant scene and go running. I also love to travel.
I'm grateful every day to have the privilege of supporting writers in their work of bringing into the world literature that describes, enriches and transforms our lives.
WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR:
--Multi-generational, sweeping and emotionally-engaging novels like Brit Bennett's THE MOTHERS, Tayari Jones' AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE, Rebecca Makkai's THE GREAT BELIEVERS, and Audrey Niffenegger's THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE
--Voice-driven, idiosyncratic and searing novels in the vein of the books of Elisa Albert, Jesse Ball, Aimee Bender, Miranda July, and Jenny Offill
--Intelligent, witty and fully-realized page-turners like the books of Rumaan Alam, Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan, Laura Dave, Helen Ellis, Katherine Heiny, Eliza Kennedy, Tom Perrotta, J. Courtney Sullivan, Meg Wolitzer, and Colson Whitehead's SAG HARBOR
--Dark, psychologically-rich thrillers like the novels of Megan Abbott, Gillian Flynn, Jessica Knoll, and Gin Phillips
--Literary historical fiction that immerses its reader completely in another fascinating era: think the novels of Jo Baker, Jessie Burton, Janice Y.K. Lee, Hilary Mantel, Laura Moriarty, and Amor Towles
--Fresh re-imaginings of mythology and fairy tales for adult readers, from Naomi Novik's novels to Madeleine Miller's CIRCE
--Paradigm-shifting non-fiction with a sociological bent like Matthew Desmond's EVICTED, Charles Duhigg's THE POWER OF HABIT, Jill Leovy's GHETTOSIDE, and the books of Peggy Orenstein and Bee Wilson
--Narrative non-fiction with an inimitable take on contemporary life from a female perspective, as found in the books of Melissa Brody, Sloane Crosley, Nora Ephron, Caitlin Moran as well as in Lauren Collins' WHEN IN FRENCH and Lisa Taddeo's THREE WOMEN
--Illuminating books about parenting, both narrative and prescriptive, from Angela Garbes LIKE A MOTHER to Julie Lythcott-Haims's HOW TO RAISE AN ADULT and Jennifer Senior's ALL JOY AND NO FUN.
Folio Literary Management, LLC is a full-service literary management company dedicated to providing authors and literary estates with comprehensive representation and career management.
Folio represents more than a thousand authors, placing their works with publishers throughout the U.S. and around the world. Our agents work with the best talents in both fiction and non-fiction, from NEW YORK TIMES bestselling authors to Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners; to winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, Edgar, PEN/New England, PEN/Faulkner, and James Beard Awards. We have also established a major footprint in the field of children’s and young adult publishing with Folio Jr., a list devoted to picture books, middle-grade, and young adult fiction.
In 2018, Folio acquired Harold Ober Associates, a legacy New York City literary agency representing some of the most iconic writers of the 20th century. Founded in 1929, Harold Ober Associates played a vital role in the careers of such literary legends such as Agatha Christie, William Faulkner, James Herriot, J.D. Salinger, Langston Hughes, Pearl S. Buck, Dylan Thomas, Ford Madox Ford, Richard Adams, Lois Lowry, and Ira Levin, among many, many others. In 2020, Emma Sweeney Agency, LLC moved to Folio as well.
Everyone at Folio strongly believes that books can and do change lives, and that well-told stories make a difference in the world. We are the people who help bring an author’s vision to life, and help open readers’ eyes to new vistas, new experiences, and new perspectives— whether it’s an author with her first or twentieth book. For Folio agents, our work is not a job - it’s a passion and an adventure we dive into every day.