I am a literary agent with the Irene Goodman agency. I represent an eclectic list including literary fiction, thriller/suspense, mystery, Young Adult and Middle Grade fiction (fantasy, sci-fi and contemporary), narrative non-fiction, and memoir. My clients range from bestsellers to debut novelists to graphic memoirists, and I am always eager for fiction and non-fiction that haunts me. For more information about my clients and what I am looking to represent, please check out the WHAT I'M INTO page of my website!
Formerly, I was a literary agent with the Gelfman Schneider Literary Agency / ICM Partners, before joining Irene Goodman in 2016. The Irene Goodman agency represents a wide range of range of authors including international and national bestsellers, New York Times bestsellers, and several prize winners. Our Partnership with Film and Foreign co-agents provides our clients with the boutique services of a renowned independent agency and the powerful resources of one of the longest established agencies in New York.
GENRES I REPRESENT : ADULT – Literary Fiction, Commercial Fiction (suspense, thriller, mystery, psychological, sci-fi) Women’s Commercial Fiction (suspense, romantic suspense, thriller, mystery, urban fantasy and light sci-fi). YOUNG ADULT – pretty much everything! Literary, voicey, character driven contemporary, heartwarming and funny, dark, edgy and commercial, thrilles,, noirs, horror, light sci-fi/ fantasy, paranormal, supernatural, urban fantasy, suspense, mystery). MIDDLE GRADE – Fantasy / Adventure novels, sci-fi, coming-of-age humorous middle grade. NON-FICTION: I represent narrative non-fiction, memoir, and select humorous/pop-culture non-fiction.
GENRES I DON'T REPRESENT: In non-fiction, I am probably not the best bet for popular science, psychology, philosophy, religious/ new age/spirituality books. In fiction I tend to be unpersuaded by Picture Books, Erotica, New Adult, and Regency Romances.
PROFESSIONALLY I think of myself as a future-agent. I am in the business of managing authors’ careers. I’m a saleswoman, a counselor, a consultant, a social net-worker, a marketer & branding assistant, a digital optimist, and whatever the changing market will require. I am collaborative and responsive. I believe in being professional, hard-working, and responsible.
PERSONALLY When not working or reading, I am a lover of music, sleep, baked goods, pasta, old friends, new friends, animals, dance parties, travel shows, exercise, food, Disney films, crime dramas, fuzzy sweaters, and laughter.