Natalie is an agent at Bradford Literary Agency. An honors graduate of the University of San Diego, California, Natalie holds a B.A. in Literature/Writing. 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, Natalie joined Bradford Literary Agency in February 2011.
Natalie’s specialties are all ages (PB, chapter book, MG, YA) of children’s literature (fiction and nonfiction), adult cozy mystery/crime, female-driven thrillers, and upmarket women’s/general fiction. She also represents illustrators.
In novels, she likes historical (primarily 1900s-1920s), multi-cultural, ownvoices, magical realism, LGBTQ, strong female leads, sci-fi/fantasy, gritty, thrilling and darker contemporary novels, and horror. She is not typically the best fit for a light beach read.
In picture books, she likes short-texted (500 words or less), emotionally-resonant, quirky or character-driven. She likes softer, lyrical bedtime books that are beautifully written, humor, strong voices, strong characters, and texts with fun, clever and unexpected twists at the end.
She looks for unique perspectives and fresh ideas in nonfiction. She likes picture book biographies, STEM topics, and texts exploring feminist and social issues.
Natalie is not looking for: Natalie is not currently accepting new clients in adult romance, adult SFF, and does not represent inspirational novels, memoir, romantic suspense, male-protagonist thrillers, poetry, or screenplays
Natalie is a member of SCBWI.