Spring Updates

Announcements first!

I will be reopening to queries TOMORROW April 1, 2019. And no, it’s not an April Fool’s Day joke. I’ll post my recent wishlist at the end of the post.

Second announcement! Maxym Martineau has sold three more Beast Charmer books to Sourcebooks! Congratulations. You can find information to pre-order the first highly anticipated Kingdom of Exiles HERE.

Please welcome Lindsay Bandy and Leila Siddiqui to #TeamCate’sRockstars. Both Lindsay and Leila are Young Adult authors and I look forward to working with them and for their fabulous novels to be out in the world.

Check out the updated Conferences Page. I will be heading to Book Expo America and the Rights Fair May 29-31. I will return to New York in July for RWA National Conference. In September I will be at the MidSouth SCBWI Annual Fall Conference and later in the month I will be taking pitches for the Red Bank, NJ Workshop by the River, sign up here.

And current wishlist:

In Romance, I’m looking for a great RomCom feel in contemporary. Think the Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang or Netflix’s Set it Up. I’m still craving a caper or heist romance, sexy and stylized like To Catch a Thief or fun and adventurous like Ocean’s 11. Love to find Historical Romance set in the Gilded Age, give me a swoon-worthy Fifth Avenue Tycoon or Knickerbocker. MORE Fantasy Romance.

In Adult Fiction, especially Historical and Women’s Fiction, I’d love a fantastic Time Slip, or dual points of view connecting or converging over a single thread, event or object. Think The Alice Network or Russian Winter. Also really love to find the perfect Gothic historical or mystery with the classic feel of Daphne Du Maurier or Agatha Christie. I’m also looking for domestic thrillers, think J.T. Ellison or Gillian Flynn.

In fantasy and sci-fi, I’m always looking for a new twist on a classic trope. The Night Circus in outer space, yes please. Alien set in a world like Westeros, send it to meeeee. And anything that can be compared to West World. I’d also love to find the same types of highly commercial YA fantasy, like Six of Crows, Ace of Shades, Children of Blood and Bone, The Belles, The Cruel Prince, or Truthwitch, in adult fantasy. I’m also looking for contemporary fantasy and especially magical realism. 

I’m on the hunt for adult and children’s nonfiction specifically in the areas of lesser known or quirky historical facts and forgotten people of importance. I prefer pop culture nonfiction centered around music and film, Nashville and unique Southern culture.

In Middle Grade, I accept all genres, but I’m drawn to stories of strong bonds of friendship, or mischief and adventure. I prefers more high-concept, commercial young adult, especially fantasy, fairy tale and classics retellings, mystery and thrillers, and historical fantasy.

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