a woman in her late 30s with long brown hair and glasses, standing in front of a bookshelf.

Sharon Pelletier joined Dystel, Goderich & Bourret in 2013 after working in editorial at small presses and as a B&N bookseller, and was named senior agent in 2021. Sharon’s list includes upmarket fiction of all sorts, from smart, complex women’s fiction; to unexpected suspense fiction and romance; to hearty, unforgettable book club fiction. She also occasionally takes on compelling, fierce narrative nonfiction by journalists, experts, or emerging voices with a promising platform. Visit her profile on MSWL for more info.


Sharon is especially seeking upmarket fiction, including unexpected suspense fiction; smart, complex women’s fiction; and hearty, unforgettable book club fiction. On the nonfiction side Sharon is eager for compelling, fierce narrative nonfiction by journalists and experts and emerging voices with a growing platform who can speak to pop culture, feminism, crime, social justice, and/or religion.


Migrations, Charlotte McConaghy
The Fastest Way to Fall, Denise Williams
The Family Plot, Megan Collins

Specializes In

FICTION: Commercial Fiction, Crime, Family Saga, LGBTQIA+, Literary Fiction, Multi-Cultural/Global Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Thrillers/Suspense

NONFICTION: Cultural/Social Issues, Investigative Journalism, Current Affairs, Multicultural/Global Perspectives, Narrative, Music, Pop Culture, Religion, Women's concerns, True Crime, LGBTQIA+

FICTION: Historical Fiction, Horror, Humor/Satire, Short Story Collections, Science Fiction

NONFICTION: Adventure/True Story, Dating/Relationships, Gift Books, Food & Lifestyle, History, Humor, Medical, Memoir, Nature/Ecology, Parenting, Psychology, Science, Self Help, Sports, Technology, Travel