I joined the Curtis Brown Books Department at the beginning of 2011, working with Sheila Crowley on her incredible fiction and non-fiction list.
I'm now building up my own list and represent authors in the commercial sphere. I am looking for a debut novel that I can get swept up in, be it historical or contemporary fiction, with captivating narrative and emotion at its core, which will keep me up all night and stay with me long after the first reading. The main thing that all my favourite novels share is a compelling cast of characters who pull me in, with either protagonists I can root for or an unreliable narrator who can lead me on an unexpected journey. I’d love to find some twisty psychological suspense, a quirky coming of age tale, an off-beat love story or a timeless romance that I can curl up with and immerse myself in.
RT @HarperFiction: Get a sneak peek at the opening chapter of #KillingKate, the new page-turning thriller from Alex Lake https://t.co/IlmSN…
OH the excitement! Congratulations @Jenny_Ashcroft - you can't beat the moment you hold your first novel in your ha… https://t.co/Y18cJGbiTw
We can't wait to receive your Contemporary Commercial Fiction pitches Friday at #PitchCB, joined by *guest editors* @miashby & @SamEades!