Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Laura Crockett of TriadaUS Literary

Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 11.13.16 PM.pngLiterary agent Laura Crockett of TriadaUS Literary is interested in a variety of YA and adult fiction.

​In YA, she is interested in contemporary realistic fiction (such as study abroad experiences, strong female friendships, falling in love, mental health, diversity, LGBTQ) and fantasy (particularly with excellent world-building, authentic characterization, fantasy inspired by fairytales and other cultures’ mythology, and historical fantasy). Some favorite titles include Fangirl, The Lie Tree, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, All the Bright Places, Shadowfell, When We Collided, Anna and the French Kiss, A Shadow Bright and Burning, The Star-Touched Queen, and The Winner’s Curse.

In adult fiction, she is interested in contemporary women’s fiction (heartfelt, juicy moral dilemmas, historical bends with parallel narratives), humorous chick-lit (especially if it’s millennial-driven), and fantasy (excellent world-building, authentic characterization, fantasy inspired by fairytales and other cultures’ mythology, and historical fantasy). Some favorite titles include The Night Circus, Outlander, The Queen of Blood, Daughter of the Forest, The Winter Witch, The Hating Game, and authors like Jodi Picoult, Kate Morton, Gayle Forman, and Sophie Kinsella.

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Get to Know an Editor in Attendance: Lydia Sharp of Entangled Publishing

Screen Shot 2018-12-02 at 10.50.38 PM.pngLydia Sharp is an editor for Entangled Publishing.

She is taking pitches for: young adult in any genre (must have a romance), adult contemporary romance, and women’s fiction (with or without romance).

In the past Lydia has been a regular contributor to various publishing industry sites, including the award-winning Writer Unboxed, and currently serves as the final round judge for several RWA chapter contests. Lydia’s favorite stories have a brisk pace, crackling chemistry, witty banter, romantic moments that make you melt, a high stakes plot, characters that jump off the page, and a dramatic ending.

Lydia is also a YA author published with Scholastic and is represented by Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency. Follow on Twitter @lydia_sharp for the most current updates and visit lydiasharpbooks.com for more info.