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Jackie Williams joined The Knight Agency in July of 2020, after working as a Food & Lifestyle Editorial Fellow for Chronicle Books. She began her career in government, graduating from Johns Hopkins University in Political Science and Latin American Studies, and subsequently working in consumer protection policy at the Federal Trade Commission. She loves a broad range of commercial and genre fiction, especially stories with psychological suspense, gritty voices, speculative elements, multi-generational plots, and intricate world-building; even better if the stories are set in space. She's interested in collaborating closely with writers throughout all stages of their careers and bringing more multicultural representation to the publishing landscape.


I'm interested in all types of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mystery, and suspense in MG, YA, and Adult.

For fantasy and sci-fi, I'm looking for novels that span generations, have wildly imaginative magic systems, or even hints of magical realism or surrealism. I enjoy mysteries, thrillers, and suspense with smart female protagonists and/or unreliable narrators. And in contemporary, I'm into books with a unique take on themes explored in sports and dance.

When it comes to food and drink, I’m particularly interested in projects involving southern food and culture, single-subject books, and projects where food and community intertwine. In the lifestyle and wellness space, I would love to work with authors that explain big ideas and large concepts like happiness, productivity, business, or creativity in ways that are accessible, fun, and humorous. And whether it’s meditation, breathwork, astrology, or Wicca, I would love books or novelty items that explore physical and mental resilience through a BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ lens.


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Specializes In

FICTION: Fantasy, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thrillers/Suspense

NONFICTION: Food & Lifestyle, Gift Books, Parenting, Self-Help


FICTION: Children's, Commercial Fiction, Crime, GLBT, Horror, Literary Fiction, Middle Grade, Upmarket Women's Fiction, Young Adult

NONFICTION: Dating/Relationships, GLBT, Health & Fitness, Humor, Investigative Journalism, Memoir, Multi-Cultural, Pets, Pop Culture, Sports, Travel, True Crime, Women's Concerns