If there is any one thing I believe about the fiction project, it is that good fiction gives us an account of things that exist, in actuality or imagination; an account of the way individual human persons understand or imagine the things that exist. Fiction, therefore, is a vastly different–and often misunderstood–project, relative to that of non-fiction. It’s my great pleasure to represent writers writing across an array of genres, with different experiences and different modes of understanding.
A writer of adult speculative fiction, Rebecca has resided in AR her entire life, with the exception of a stint in TN, where she completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) studies at the Univ. of TN-Knoxville. I signed Rebecca after reading her adult fantasy manuscript Ironsfork, set in the Ouachita Mountains, where she grew up, and tells the story of Dwyn, a fire-breathing elemental dwarf condemned to a death sentence by a necromancer for a murder he did not intend to commit.
Paula is a journalist, writer of young adult (YA) fiction, and award-winning filmmaker. She resides in Australia. I signed her after reading Finding Snow, a captivating YA historical fantasy retelling of Snow White as it meets Outlander.
Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, and now a resident of FL, Jill is a lovely writer of literary young adult (YA), middle grade (MG), and picture books. She holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. She is the author of Spin the Sky (Sky Pony Press/Skyhorse, 2016). I signed Jill after reading her novel, The Water Will Rise Over You, the story of an encounter between Cora, an Olympic-headed swimmer, and the new boy on the team—an encounter that awakens in her memories of trauma from the past, which must be healed, before it drowns her.
Zoe hails from Boulder, CO, and is a writer of young adult (YA) fiction. She is currently a student at the University of Washington-Seattle. I sold her debut, Gearbreakers (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, 2021), a YA sci-fi that tells the story of two groups-at-war: the Windups—a charming nickname for hundred-foot-tall bionic nightmares—who use their arsenal of detrimental skills to ensure that the nation of Godolia remains sealed to its place of power, and, on the other side, the Gearbreakers, who desire nothing but to break them, and the two girls—one of each—whose loyalties collide. A second, untitled novel will be forthcoming from Feiwel & Friends in 2022.
Tracey is a serial artist, and a writer of adult thrillers and crime. She entered college as a fashion model and musician, but somewhere along the road to fame and fortune, she married her best friend and became the mother of two children, now grown. She lives in WI with her husband and two dogs. Her manuscript Fractured Girl won a Hugh Holton Award in the non-member category from Mystery Writers of America, and is being published as Best Kept Secrets (Crooked Lane Press, 2019), which Tracey sold without an agent. I signed Tracey after a conversation at ThrillerFest 2019 about her projects.