Thursday and Friday One-to-Ones
Submission Requirements: please upload cover letter, synopsis and first three chapters
Looking for: Bookclub and commercial fiction, crime and thriller, rom-com, historical, and romance. In non-fiction: true crime, professional memoir, science and nature
Not interested in Science fiction, fantasy and children’s books
Katie has spent nearly 30 years in the publishing industry and the last 25 years at HarperCollins, in a variety of senior positions, before joining Bell Lomax Moreton in 2020. As a new agent, she is looking for authors in both non-fiction and fiction. In non-fiction she is always looking for a strong narrative voice and ideas-based books that offer different ways of thinking about life. She is also interested in smart true crime, memoirs, nature, lifestyle and books around female and family issues.
In terms of fiction, her interests are broad and varied. She likes contemporary and historical, both commercial and literary fiction. It could be anything from a dark and twisty thriller to a sweeping love story to a clever and sharply written romantic comedy. All will have believable characters that you can root for, immersive settings and compelling storylines. She is particularly on the look-out for crime and thrillers but ultimately it could be anything that draws her in.