I'm pleased as punch to reveal the next awesome agent in our contest, the incomparable Ms.Sarah Davies!!!
Sarah Davies founded the Greenhouse and is head of the agency. She created the business after moving to the USA from England in 2007, following a long career as a senior UK children’s publisher.
In her publisher incarnation, Sarah worked with many high-profile writers on both sides of the Atlantic. As an agent she has shepherded many debut authors to success. She has considerable experience in contract negotiation, marketing and rights, as well as a strong understanding of digital developments. Excellent publishing contacts in both the USA and Britain, and homes in both countries, have given her an unusually transatlantic view of the children’s books industry, from both sides of the desk.
A member of AAR and SCBWI, Sarah is an experienced speaker on children’s books and creative writing and attends many writers’ and book-trade events throughout the year. She says, ‘Everything you need to know about Greenhouse is embodied in its name.’
What Sarah is seeking: Fiction by North American and UK/Commonwealth authors, from Middle Grade through Young Adult and across all genres (note: she is currently closed to debut Picturebooks but does rep PBs by clients whom she’s initially taken on for older fiction). She loves strong, hooky plots, writing that has literary quality but is also commercial, a strong/special voice, emotional heart. Loves both adventurous and classic MG, especially for girls, and has much experience in developing/selling twisty, dark crime/mystery YA thrillers.
I can hear your collective SQUEES right now, so breathe deep into the paper bag! i can't wait to see what connections we can make for everyone!!