I'm Desiree (they/she), and I am a literary agent with The Bent Agency, where I represent science fiction, fantasy, and horror for middle grade, YA, and adult markets. I am currently building a list of primarily prose authors, but I have a special interest in working with authors and illustrators who are interested in moving from direct market comics into the mainstream trade market with full-length graphic novels. More detailed information can be found here.
I hold a master’s degree in book publishing and have previously worked with companies like Kickstarter, Dark Horse Comics, and Counterpoint/Catapult Press, and have held staff acquisitions roles with Ooligan Press and Oni Press. I'm also an adjunct instructor for the publishing program at my Portland State University, where I teach an comprehensive course that serves as an introduction and overview of the publishing industry, focusing on the main areas of acquisition, editorial, design, production, marketing, and sales.
Though I am a desert-born creature currently
trapped based in the strange, damp quarter of the Pacific Northwest under the strict supervision of a small black cat, my heart belongs to New York.