SANDY LU

Sandy Lu founded Book Wyrm Literary Agency in 2020 after working as a literary agent for more than a decade at other boutique agencies, most recently the L. Perkins Agency. Her client list includes Kindle bestsellers, Stoker Award and Hammett Prize nominees, Goodreads Choice Awards finalists, and New York Times Best of the Year recipient.

Born and raised in Taiwan, Sandy immigrated the United States in her teens and has lived in New York ever since. She holds BAs in psychology and sociology from Queens College, with minors in music, business, and Japanese. Prior to becoming an agent, she attended the Ph.D. Program in Social and Personality Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center and worked as a business/operations manager in the theater industry.

Sandy seeks stories that will draw her in with a unique voice, make her miss her bedtime with a thrilling plot, and characters that will stay with her long after she turns the last page. She especially favors dark and twisted tales with a supernatural bent. She is also a huge history lover, strives to learn something new daily, can sight-sing and play the piano, and enjoys experimenting in the kitchen.
Sandy is actively looking for new voices in the following:

  • In fiction: literary and commercial fiction, mystery, thriller, suspense, science fiction, fantasy, horror, historical fiction, and YA.
  • In non-fiction: narrative non-fiction, history, biography, science, business, psychology, pop culture, and food writing.
  • She does not represent poetry, screenplays, picture books, and books about parenting, religion/spirituality, and sports.

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR

Sandy seeks stories that will draw her in with a unique voice, make her miss her bedtime with a thrilling plot, and characters that will stay with her long after she turns the last page. She especially favors dark and twisted tales with a supernatural bent. She is also a lover of history, science, music, and cooking/food, and she is actively looking for non-fiction projects in those areas.

SAMPLE TITLES OR AUTHORS

The Butterfly Garden, Dot Hutchison
Two Days Gone, Randall Silvis
The Girl with Ghost Eyes, M.H. Boroson

Specializes In

FICTION: Commercial Fiction, Crime, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thrillers/Suspense

NONFICTION: Food & Lifestyle, History, Multi-Cultural, Music, Narrative, Pop Culture, Psychology, Science

Considers

FICTION: Chick Lit, Erotica, Family Saga, GLBT, Graphic Novels, Humor/Satire, Literary Fiction, Middle Grade, Multi-Cultural, Romance, Upmarket Women's Fiction, Young Adult

NONFICTION: Adventure/True Story, Cultural/Social Issues, Dating/Relationships, GLBT, Gift Books, Health & Fitness, Humor, Investigative Journalism, Juvenile, Medical, Memoir, Pets, Technology, Travel, True Crime, Women's Concerns