Lisa grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from California State University, Sacramento, in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a minor in German literature-in-translation, history, and culture (sadly, she doesn’t speak German, although it’s on her bucket list). She moved to New York City in 2012 to attend NYU’s Summer Publishing Institute and joined the JABberwocky team a few months later. She’s previously worked at San Francisco/Sacramento Book Reviews and Barnes & Noble, interned at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency, and read submissions for Lightspeed Magazine.
WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR
I’m interested in science fiction and fantasy, YA and middle grade of all genres, and I not-so-secretly love historical romance. Below are a few (but by no means all!) of my favorite books by non-client authors, in no particular order:
BLACK SUN RISING (C.S. Friedman), SPIN STATE (Chris Moriarty), THE COMPANY (K.J. Parker), MAGIC’S PAWN (Mercedes Lackey), INNOCENT TRAITOR (Allison Weir), THE BLACK PRISM (Brent Weeks), THE WHITE DRAGON (Anne McCaffrey), THE DUKE AND I (Julia Quinn), THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS (Rae Carson), LOST GIRLS (Ann Kelly), ASSASSIN’S APPRENTICE (Robin Hobb), HAMMERED (Elizabeth Bear), HEX HALL (Rachel Hawkins), WINTERGIRLS (Laurie Halse Anderson), THE GIVER (Lois Lowry), PERSUASION (Jane Austen), and FOREIGNER (C.J. Cherryh)
I’m temporarily closed to unsolicited queries! I’ll open to queries again on Jan. 6, 2014. Don’t worry if I’ve requested material from you, or you have a query sitting in my box, I’m still reading them! Just nothing new until I re-open.
For all other contact needs, you can reach me at lisa [at] awfulagent [dot] com. All queries sent to this address will be deleted, unread. This makes me sad, please don’t send your queries here.