Katie Shea Boutillier

Literary Agent

Donald Maass Literary Agency

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

Katie Shea Boutillier
@AgentShea
Literary Agent
Rights Director & Literary Agent with the Donald Maass Literary Agency, specializing in commercial adult fiction and young adult.
13 MSWL
54 Tips
Katie Shea Boutillier
@AgentShea
Literary Agent
Rights Director & Literary Agent with the Donald Maass Literary Agency, specializing in commercial adult fiction and young adult.
13 MSWL
54 Tips

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

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

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

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
Literary Agent
Rights Director & Literary Agent with the Donald Maass Literary Agency, specializing in commercial adult fiction and young adult.
13 MSWL
54 Tips
Katie Shea Boutillier
@AgentShea
Literary Agent
Rights Director & Literary Agent with the Donald Maass Literary Agency, specializing in commercial adult fiction and young adult.
13 MSWL
54 Tips

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
Literary Agent
Rights Director & Literary Agent with the Donald Maass Literary Agency, specializing in commercial adult fiction and young adult.
13 MSWL
54 Tips
Katie Shea Boutillier
@AgentShea
Literary Agent
Rights Director & Literary Agent with the Donald Maass Literary Agency, specializing in commercial adult fiction and young adult.
13 MSWL
54 Tips

#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
Literary Agent
Rights Director & Literary Agent with the Donald Maass Literary Agency, specializing in commercial adult fiction and young adult.
13 MSWL
54 Tips

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

Katie Shea Boutillier
@AgentShea
Literary Agent
Rights Director & Literary Agent with the Donald Maass Literary Agency, specializing in commercial adult fiction and young adult.
13 MSWL
54 Tips

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

Katie Shea Boutillier
@AgentShea
Literary Agent
Rights Director & Literary Agent with the Donald Maass Literary Agency, specializing in commercial adult fiction and young adult.
13 MSWL
54 Tips

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

Katie Shea Boutillier
@AgentShea
Literary Agent
Rights Director & Literary Agent with the Donald Maass Literary Agency, specializing in commercial adult fiction and young adult.
13 MSWL
54 Tips