Valentina Sainato

Valentina (she/they) is the agency assistant at JABberwocky. She also handles merchandise and third-party licensing proposals.

She moved to New York City from California almost immediately after graduating from Cal Poly SLO in 2017 with a B.A. in English and minor in Ethnic Studies. Outside of her literary interests, Valentina is a dancer of many different styles, a video game lover, and a ~very~ amateur artist. They can often be found wandering through NYC museums or local parks.

Before joining JABberwocky, Valentina worked as an Events Manager with Barnes & Noble on the Upper West Side, where she hosted author events, book clubs, children’s activities, and more. She has also interned at Foundry Literary + Media, Folio Literary Management, and the Feminist Press at CUNY.

Valentina loves reading horror and speculative fiction — anything that unsettles the mind and disorients reality as we know it. She also gravitates towards fantasy, contemporary fiction, middle grade, memoir, essay collections, and narrative nonfiction focusing on strange and unusual topics.