Monica Odom is an agent at Liza Dawson Associates, where she represents a variety of nonfiction, as well as literary and upmarket fiction, and illustrators. Monica earned her Masters in Publishing: Digital & Print Media from New York University in 2014, and has a BA in English from Montclair State University. She was also schooled in bookselling and event coordinating at her local indie, Watchung Booksellers. She loves to see a personal project turn into something original and surprising, and is committed to the expansion of diversity and inclusivity in the publishing industry.
Monica is looking for:
– Nonfiction by authors with demonstrable platforms in the following categories:
Advice/Relationships, Self-help/Self-Reflection, How-To, Crafting/Creativity, Food and Cooking, Humor, Pop Culture, Lifestyle, Fashion & Beauty
Biography, Memoir, Narrative, Business, Politics and Current Affairs, History, Science
Social Studies, including topics of: identity, race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomics, civil rights and social justice
– Literary fiction and upmarket fiction. Monica does not represent genre fiction.
– Illustrators with demonstrable platforms, preferably author/illustrators, working on nonfiction, graphic memoirs or graphic novels.
Sample Titles or Authors
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers who Changed the World, Rachel Ignotofsky
This Will Be My Undoing, Morgan Jerkins
Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space, Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervine with Tyler Feder
Family Saga, Graphic Novels, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural Fiction, Short Story Collections
Cultural/Social Issues, Food & Lifestyle, Gift Books, Investigative Journalism, Multi-Cultural, Narrative, Nature/Ecology, Politics, Pop Culture, Science, Self-Help, Women’s Concerns
GLBT, Humor/Satire, Middle Grade
Adventure/True Story, Current Affairs, Dating/Relationships, Food & Lifestyle, History, Humor, Memoir, Parenting, Pets, Psychology, Sports, Technology, Travel, True Crime