Desiree is a literary agent with The Bent Agency primarily representing science fiction, fantasy, horror for adults, young adults, and upper middle grade readers. While they are currently building a primary list of prose authors, they have an interest on working with dual author/illustrators and with direct market comic creators interested in moving into the trade market with full-length OGNs or prose novels. More detailed information can be found here.
A former independent publishing consultant, they hold a master’s degree in book publishing, and have previously worked with companies like Kickstarter, Dark Horse Comics, and Catapult Press, and have held staff acquisitions roles with Ooligan Press and Oni Press. Desiree is currently also an adjunct instructor with their alma mater in the the publishing program at Portland State University, where she teaches Intro to Book Publishing, a comprehensive course that serves as an overview of the publishing industry, focusing on the main areas of acquisition, editorial, design, production, marketing, and sales.
Though Desiree is 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, her heart belongs to New York.