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- Middle Grade
- Young Adult
- Graphic Novels
- Commercial fiction
- Adult Thriller/Suspense
- SELF-HELP and Inspirational nonfiction
- Pop Culture and Pop Science
- True Crime
- Uniquely formatted manuscripts
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- Textbook/Academic books
A native South African, I now live in New York City and travel to Cape Town every year, where I spend time educating South African writers, meeting with international publishers and distributing books. Before agenting, I worked in marketing and advertising for both the consumer markets and publishing.
Prior to joining The Bent Agency, I worked as a literary agent at the L. Perkins Agency. I represent numerous New York Times and USA Today best-selling authors and encourage my authors to have one foot in traditional print publishing and the other in the digital arena. I am a huge advocate of utilizing secondary rights—I have sold film/TV, audio and foreign rights for my clients. I believe in staying ahead of the pack by embracing change, not just adapting to it.
I’m looking for writers with a unique voice and an unforgettable story. In young adult, I look for manuscripts that are written with an unforgettable voice—this can be deep, dark and gritty or literary, lyrical and emotional. My wish list includes novels with a unique structure or format and books with multiplatform possibilities. For nonfiction I’m particularly interested in pop culture, SELF-HELP, cookbooks, true crime, humor, pop science and sports.