My illustrious career in the arts began as a small child acting in television, theater and feature films. I always knew I'd wind up doing something creative, and also knew early on that it would involve dealing with people.
When I arrived at what was then JDLM in 1999, I was quickly able to incorporate the skills learned from my time working in film and television development into agenting, an area in publishing that had always intrigued me. I've grown to love the creative process of working with authors, developing ideas, and selling books to publishers. Seeing a project through from its inception is an incredibly rewarding experience.
My tastes are diverse and include nonfiction across the board, especially cookbooks and subjects related to the culinary world. I also retain an avid interest in psychology, and dabble in pop culture, current events, business, narrative nonfiction, and anything that offers a fresh or unique approach to an existing subject. Fiction is much more subjective and instinctual, and I enjoy reading stories that range in style and scope. Genre isn't as important as finding a compelling story that is well told.
I feel very fortunate that I've finally found the perfect outlet for my creative instincts and notorious "gift of gab".