Cecilia Lyra, Agent

Literary Agent

P.S. Literary Agency

I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary

Cecilia Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary
54 MSWL
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Amazon Prime Video Canada @PrimeVideoCA

Imagine your job was just to…care. Starring Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage and Eiza Gonzalez, I Care A Lot is now streaming on Prime Video.

If your WIP is like I CARE A LOT and has:
Women con artists βœ”οΈ
Escalating tension βœ”οΈ
Twists and turns βœ”οΈ
Surprising and satisfying ending βœ”οΈ

Then please consider querying me! πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ
#MSWL #WritingCommunity

Cecilia Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary
54 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

If PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (@PromisingFilm) would be a comp for your WIP, please consider querying me. #BestMovieEver #MSWL

Cecilia Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary
54 MSWL
21 AskAgent
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AFTERSHOCKS by @NadiaOwusu1 is officially my favorite memoir everβ€”Β #amquerying writers this is the perfect example of how to share stories with specificity, vulnerability, and, of course, beautiful writing. And I love the world history woven into the protagonist's journey. #MSWL

Cecilia Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary
54 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips
Cecilia Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary
54 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips
Cecilia Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary
54 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

I just finished THE OFFICE OF HISTORICAL CORRECTIONS by @daniellevalore and it is the BEST short story collection I've ever read. Sharp, inquisitive, prescient. The writing on a line level is perfection. The stories are expertly-shaped magic. #MSWL

Cecilia Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary
54 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips
Cecilia Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary
54 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips
Cecilia Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary
54 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

If I’m going to spend time inside someone’s head, I want them to be messy and conflicted. I want them to feel envy, greed, shame. I want them to be manipulative and deceitful. I want them their inner life to be at odds with their public persona. I do not want them to be nice.

Cecilia Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary
54 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

I am intrigued by characters who want to be good people, but keep making the wrong choices (habits are hard to break, esp if it comes from a place of trauma). I appreciate characters who are, in fact, good people, but who can’t see it (maybe they are hiding a shameful secret?).

Cecilia Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary
54 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

A conclusion: I don’t like reading about nice characters. By β€˜nice’ I mean characters who genuinely think they’re good people. I am drawn to characters who have to pretend to be nice to survive (especially if they’ve learned it the hard way). #MSWL #WritingCommunity

Cecilia Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary
54 MSWL
21 AskAgent
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I'm about halfway through this gem by @SusanMihalic and all I can say is that it's disturbing AF: dark and twisty and rife with taboo --- exactly the sort of story I'd love to represent #MSWL

Cecilia Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary
54 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

I just finished GOOD MORNING, MONSTER by Catherine Gildiner--- it's perfection! #amquerying clinical psychologists, please send me your gems in 2021 but before you do, read this book for a master class on how to keep the flair of storytelling alive in nonfiction! #MSWL

Cecilia Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary
54 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

SIRACUSA is one of my all-time favorite novels. #amquerying writers: If you write like @DeliaEphron (really, half like her would suffice!) please query me! πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ #MSWL

Cecilia Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary
54 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips
Cecilia Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary
54 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

TV SHOWS are also a great way to find the perfect comp for your WIP. Some of my faves are SUCCESSION, VIDA, INDUSTRY, THE MORNING SHOW, RUN, and THE GOOD FIGHT. If your work is similar to these, please query me!

Cecilia Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary
54 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

THIN GIRLS by Diana Clarke was engrossing and disturbing in the best way. The isolated setting really hooked me, and I loved how for the supporting characters had rich arcs, too.

Cecilia Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary
54 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

There was so much to love about WHITE IVY by @susieyyang, but the best part was Ivy: a liar and a thief. Oh, how she fooled (almost) everyone in her life! Protagonists don’t have to be likeable. They have to be vulnerable. If your protagonist is like Ivy, please query me.

Cecilia Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary
54 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

IF I HAD YOUR FACE by @Frances_H_Cha and THE MARGOT AFFAIR by @SanaeLemoine both haunted me in the best way. The storytelling is subtle, and the characters are messy and nuanced, not overwritten or nice (nice characters are πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€).

Cecilia Lyra, Agent
@ceciliaclyra
Literary Agent
I wear two hats: Storyteller & Storyseller. πŸ’šπŸ€πŸ Author of THE SUNSET SISTERS and THE FAITHFULS Associate Literary Agent @PSLiterary
54 MSWL
21 AskAgent
1 Tips

THE VANISHING HALF by @britrbennett is one of my all-time favorite books. The world building is masterful, and I was absorbed by how the protagonist reinvented herself. Plus, twins. Who doesn’t love a novel with twins?