Natalie is an agent at the Bradford Literary Agency. She holds a B.A. in Literature/Writing and, after nearly four years at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency and a brief dabble in writing author profiles and book reviews for the San Diego Union Tribune, she joined the Bradford Agency in February of 2011. Natalie blogs at www.adventuresinagentland.com.
Natalie is drawn to talented, hard-working new authors with a fresh, unique voice and hook. Her specialty is commercial fiction, with an emphasis in children’s literature (from picture book through teen), romance (contemporary and historical), and upmarket women’s fiction. Her interests include historical, multi-cultural, sci-fi/fantasy, gritty, thrilling and darker contemporary novels, middle grade with heart, and short, quirky picture books. She is always drawn to an open and positive attitude in an author, professionalism, good grammar, and fantastical, engaging and sexy plots.
- Contemporary romance (sexy, no romantic suspense, small town, cowboys, not so much into bikers or sports/sports themes)
Contemporary NA (also sexy)
- Anything horror or gothic (but NOT paranormal; no "light" horror like ghosts) or Victorian
- Smart, contemporary, "beautiful dark" YA (ala BEFORE I FALL, FAULT IN OUR STARS)
- Magical realism (in YA and women's fiction)
- FRESH women's fiction/general fiction (love historical, time travel, magical realism, and fresh concepts, not just woman who is rediscovering herself after a divorce)
- Light/humorous or historical mystery (in adult and YA)
- nonfiction picture books and young readers
- anything I can go absolutely bananas about
- Upmarket fiction (commercial fiction with a literary bent - a strong hook with great writing and deep character development)
How to Query
Send query, synopsis, and first 10 pages in the body of an email to queries @ bradfordlit.com