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- Graphic Novels
- Commercial fiction
- Adult Thriller/Suspense
- SELF-HELP and Inspirational nonfiction
- Pop Culture and Pop Science
- True Crime
- ROMCOM: historical & contemporary
- Uniquely formatted manuscripts
DON’T SEND ME
- 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, gaming, distribution 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 romance, I look for manuscripts that are written with an unforgettable voice—this can be light, fun and contemporary or a fresh and modern historical that reads like a romantic comedy. 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.