Junior Agent at Writers House Literary Agency. I believe in books. Always learning. Opinions are my own. She/Her.
Alexandra Levick @AllieLevickI really hope this is the last time I have to say this.
Soapy murder books are NOT for me.
A man I knew is in jail for 23 to life for murdering my best friend. This is not entertainment to me. I am not your audience.
Now if you are inspecting murder and its aftermath carefully and in a nuanced manner, I am here for it. #MSWL
Barlow Adams @BarlowAdams9: Can I sleep with you?
9: Had a dream about the Lullaby Lady.
9: An old woman with no skin on her hands.
M: Why do you call her that?
9: Because she stands next to your bed and hums while you sleep.
M: Sure, just let Daddy put the house up for sale real quick.
Erin Hahn @erinhahn_authorI’ve read 3 gooey, out of this world YA romances in the past few months, chock-full of heart, hard-learned lessons & swoons. I’m SO lucky to have this job and to count myself among their numbers. YA authors are doing the work, showing healthy examples of love and I’m HERE FOR IT.
THIS. THIS. THIS. #MSWL
Too often we see unhealthy/abusive relationship behaviors modeled in YA lit without having those behaviors inspected or questioned. This subsequently helps normalize those behaviors IRL. #noexcuseforabuse
Alexandra Levick @AllieLevickI feel really strongly about repping books that deal with teen grief.
I was a teenager when my best friend was murdered. After that happened, it felt like no one knew how to talk to me, or maybe I didn’t know how to talk to them. I’m really not sure. #MSWL (1/?)
Either way, it was incredibly isolating, so I turned to story for comfort and an attempt at understanding.
I want to be able to provide that for other teens—a healthy space to grieve and feel and process what they’re going through. #MSWL (2/2)
I love books that tackle big subjects, but I also really *really* relish the humorous moments in those stories.
Every author I rep has humor in their book, no matter the topic. And I can instantly think of those moments off the top of my head.
Jess Leake @JessLeakeJust saw @AllieLevick mentioned in this article of fantastic PB lit agents, and I can attest to how knowledgable, helpful, and quick to respond she is! writersdigest.com/publishing-ins…
Hey! I’m on a list! How cool.
Please send me your funny AND heartfelt author-illustrated PBs! I’m all about the ~layered~ narrative.
Big thanks to the incredible @JessLeake who totally made my morning with this!