Katie Shea Boutillier 🦈


Rights Director & Literary Agent with the Donald Maass Literary Agency, specializing in commercial adult fiction and young adult.

New York, NY

Donald Maass Literary Agency

Katie Shea Boutillier 🦈 @AgentShea · 3d

Looking for both YA and adult contemporary stories of #ownvoices and #POC. Raw, honest voices. Real emotions, with a commercial hook. Please query me. I am always, always on the hunt for great storytellers. #MSWL

Katie Shea Boutillier 🦈 @AgentShea · Jan 14

This year, I want stories with depth. Complex, complicated, emotional depth. Storytelling is the core of our human existence. Bring me a story to prove this. #amquerying #querytip #MSWL

Katie Shea Boutillier 🦈 @AgentShea · 19 Nov 2019

I love this!! Please think of me if you feel you have a story that will fit at Heartdrum. #querytip #pubtip publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/ch…

Katie Shea Boutillier 🦈 @AgentShea · 26 Sep 2019

Here's a fun idea, #MSWL - a modern YA take on the 1999 movie, Jawbreaker, featuring a big cast of characters, with unique & complicated backstories. Something happens by accident, what will they do?

Katie Shea Boutillier 🦈 @AgentShea · 19 Oct 2018

Happy Friday! Eager for more adult queries - looking for contemporary, smart #womensfiction (maybe to make me cry tears of joy?!), and more psychological suspense with in-depth character dynamics within an intimate setting. #MSWL #querytip

Katie Shea Boutillier 🦈 @AgentShea · 12 Sep 2018

#MSWL: Voicey characters, flawed characters, anything dealing with mental health issues, coming-of-age, epic love stories, psychological and domestic suspense.

Katie Shea Boutillier 🦈 @AgentShea · 12 Sep 2017

#MSWL Characters who are flawed, and know it, and are aware of it. They own it.

Katie Shea Boutillier 🦈 @AgentShea · 12 Sep 2017

#MSWL Powerful writing with an obvious hook that keep me invested to the last page.

Katie Shea Boutillier 🦈 @AgentShea · 8 Feb 2017

YA + WF that present a hook in the first couple of pages. Pacey delivery. Strong voices. And conflict that is deep and emotional. #MSWL