Emmy, Purveyor Of Spines

Literary Agent

Westwood Creative Artists

πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
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emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
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This has been a heavy week for the passing of influential people, and certainly retrospectives on either Barbara Walters' or Vivienne Westwood's work are at the top of my 2023 #MSWL. Their accomplishments should be honoured, critiqued, and memorialized.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
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πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
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1/ Alright. I have already gotten a lot of direct, positive feedback about my #MSWL thread yesterday on SPINs, so since I'm working on a holiday Sunday ANYWAY, I'm going to give you one more - this time on IDENTITIES! Then the internet will know everything about me.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
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Oh! Please see my #MSWL post for all my weirdly specific asks, many of which involve these SPINs!

manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/emmy…

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
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15/15 These are all things that make me VERY happy, and if I haven't made it clear in this thread/I don't say it enough - I am an #ActuallyAutistic agent, and always happy to hear from and work with neurodiverse creators!

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
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14/ Lastly, textile arts and crafts. I do thread painting embroidery, spin wool, sew, and I started crocheting rather non-stop this year. My family is historically a shepherding family. Send me ALL your sheepie stories, and things like THE SUBVERSIVE STITCH, by Rozsika Parker.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
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13/ I love the global supply chain, and I think that it says SO MUCH about our society. I loved the podcast Containers by @alexismadrigal, and @rosegeorge3's NINETY PERCENT OF EVERYTHING. Have me on your podcast to talk about publishing supply chain! I can't shut up about it!

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
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12/ I collect stickers! I love them! I have never seen or read a book in which this has been a theme or story, but I absolutely want to! Jigsaw puzzles and Legos are also strong interests of mine.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
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πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
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11/ @LouRaguse's true crime book VANISHED IN VERMILLION comes out soon, and I would LOVE to do more non-fiction crime stories. If you have read, watched, or listened to something true crime, I probably have, too. And if I haven't, please tell me about it.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
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10/ I grew up in the church, I continue to be a church nerd, and I am absolutely fascinated by the ups and downs of religions and spirituality. I am particularly keen on Mormonism and Utah, as well as spiritual cults. I devoured PRIESTDADDY by @TriciaLockwood.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
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9/ I was a child of the 90's, I LOVE 90's culture, and especially children's media. FOREST HILLS BOOTLEG SOCIETY by @nicolegoux and @xDaveBakerx was an INSTANT pre-order when I discovered it.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
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8/ Historic tragedies and melodramatic tragic figures have always FASCINATED me. I read Anne Frank's journal cover to cover repeatedly as a child. I PORED over photographs of the Titanic. I think of Marie Antoinette's cruel and misattributed "let them eat cake" regularly.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
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7/ Mental illness and psychiatric disability is always an area of interest of mine, since it both affects me and I've worked in the field extensively. I often refer people to non-fiction on this topic, but another favourite is @sentencebender's DESTROY ALL MONSTERS.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
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6/ Related, but not the same, I am also very interested in human-animal-nonhuman relationships. This is actually what I studied in my PhD. I've read many fantastic books on the subject, but still highly recommend LOVE NOTES by @philip_mckibbin, who is now ALSO doing his PhD.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
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5/ Animals. I have worked with and studied animals from childhood to present, including my PhD. My favourites are bees, bears, and kākāpōs, and I am highly interested in birding in general. @KellyOhlert nailed this interest of mine in her forthcoming TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE!

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
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πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
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3/ If your book, fiction or non-fiction, involves one of my special interests in any way, I would LOVE to see it in my submissions when I am open! So here are some of mine...

4/ Books! Surprise! I love books. Sometimes, the market for books about books and bookish things can be oversaturated, but I still do love them, and I'm always interested in a fresh take. Comp: Victoria Schwab's THE ARCHIVED duology.

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
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πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
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1/ I had a call with an editor the other day, and I asked her what she always wanted to see in her inbox. She responded, ZERO hesitation: I LOVE MANATEES! This brought me SUCH joy! I thought I would be useful do a thread of some of my special interests! #MSWL

emmy, purveyor of spines
@emmy_of_spines
Literary Agent
πŸ“š lit agent @WCA_LitAgency πŸ“– advisor @TheFOLD_ ✍ faculty @MSWLMA πŸ•β€πŸ¦Ί recovering PhD 🌈 they/them; Sal: Dr. β™Ώ clients #SpineSquad πŸ“˜
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