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About Me

My Background

A children's and YA literary agent since 2018, I love digging into projects I work on to elevate my clients' stories and prose. With more than a decade of experience in the book industry, including publishing internships, work as indie bookseller and book buyer, assisting agents at BookStop Literary Agency, and an MFA in creative writing from Lesley University, I have a multi-faceted view of how books make it into readers' hands, and how I can help. My book coaching and editing journey began in 2021 with training from Author Accelerator's Book Coaching Certification program and a desire to help writers craft better books.


As an agent, I have sold books to major publishers, such as Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and Holiday House, and have a clear idea of what makes stories work, and how to elevate an author's writing. 

By offering industry knowledge, tough love and honesty, and true passion, I help fiction writers hone their craft and write great novels, guiding them through the writing process, from their vision to "the end."

When I'm not coaching, editing, or agenting, you can usually find me spending time with my family and dogs, drinking tea, reading, or exploring the outdoors--sometimes all at the same time.

My Editorial Style

My favorite part of being a book coach and editor is diving into my clients' work and helping them make their vision come alive on the page. I ask tough questions, deliver feedback with kindness, and always aim to pull someone's very best work from them. That all begins with a solid foundation: a clear understanding of what story is and how it works, and how to cut to the emotional core of the work. Driven by my core values of honesty, loyalty, creativity, and kindness, I approach every project with the goal of inspiring, keeping people accountable, and being a sounding-board while they navigate the unpredictable world of writing.

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