Michelle Richter represents crime fiction, women's fiction, and select young adult contemporary and crime fiction. Her clients have won or been short-listed for such awards as the Edgar, Mary Higgins Clark, Strand Critics, Anthony, Agatha, Lefty, ITW Thriller, Macavity, Barry, Derringer, IPPY, and International Book Award. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, and has a Masters of Science in Publishing from Pace University, where she is also an adjunct lecturer.
Michelle is seeking:
-book club fiction
-select contemporary YA
She’s especially eager to find suspense and psychological thrillers with complex lead characters. LGBTQ, BIPOC, and disabled voices in fiction always welcome. Michelle loves unreliable narrators, stories of family secrets, friendships, and sibling relationships. Her favorite writers include Celeste Ng, Ruth Ware, Laura Lippman, Megan Miranda, Lori Rader-Day, Jennifer Hillier, and Tana French. She’d love to find the next SUCH A FUN AGE, LONG BRIGHT RIVER, THE DUTCH HOUSE, EVERYTHING I NEVER TOLD YOU, or BLACKTOP WASTELAND.
Fuse Literary manages a wide variety of clients, from bestsellers to debut authors, working with fiction and non-fiction for children and adults worldwide. We combine technical efficiency with outside-the-covers creative thinking so that each individual client’s career is specifically fine-tuned for them.
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