Hattie is currently closed to submissions.
I represent commercial and upmarket fiction, including book club fiction, crime and thriller, historical and contemporary fiction, and some non-fiction in the areas of lifestyle and personal development.
I am currently open to commercial and upmarket fiction submissions with a strong pitch, believable characters and an engaging voice. In contemporary fiction, I am looking for zeitgeisty novels. These may tackle complex issues or feature captivating and multi-layered family dramas, high concept love stories and other conversation-starting topics with a “you need to read this” quality.
In historical fiction, I’m looking for unusual, escapist settings or characters that are often overlooked by history – from atmospheric gothic fiction through to sweeping historical romance.
In crime and thriller, I’m looking for ambitious, immaculately-plotted detective fiction, tense, page-turning psychological thrillers and humorous yet clever cosy crime. Regional crime stories are always high on my wish list, as well as a strong sense of character and novels that use the crime genre to explore broader social issues.
My favourite authors are Tana French, Elizabeth Gilbert, Liane Moriarty and Margaret Atwood. I’ve recently enjoyed reading:
- THREE HOURS by Rosamund Lupton
- TOMORROW AND TOMORROW AND TOMORROW by Gabrielle Zevin
- THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- THE RACHEL INCIDENT by Caroline O’Donoghue
- DETRANSITION, BABY by Torrey Peters
- THE PAPER PALACE by Miranda Cowley Heller
I am always looking for books from marginalised authors. I am interested in LGBTQ+ stories and books that aren’t afraid to call themselves feminist. I am always keen to see books about mental health, as well as books by disabled or chronically ill authors.
I do not represent children’s fiction, science fiction, fantasy, horror, action thrillers, sport books, poetry, short stories, or books with talking animals.
You can find out more about what I’m looking for here.