Monica Odom is an agent at Liza Dawson Associates, where she represents a variety of nonfiction by authors with demonstrable platforms, as well as literary and upmarket fiction, and illustrators. She loves to see a personal project turn into something original and surprising. Her clients include: Rachel Ignotofsky (Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World; Women in Sports), Morgan Jerkins (This Will Be My Undoing), Siobhan Gallagher (A Daze Work), Carol Rossetti (Women: Body-Positive Art to Inspire and Empower), Camille Chew (Basic Witches), Sharee Miller (Princess Hair; Don’t Touch My Hair), Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin (Unladylike), Tyler Feder (Dancing at the Pity Party), and Keiko Agena (No Mistakes). Monica earned her Masters in Publishing: Digital & Print Media from New York University in 2014, and has a B.A. in English from Montclair State University.
|Some things Monica is especially interested in right now:
– Magical realism
– Bold female voices and stories about women, by women.
– Friendship, whether duos or groups of friends
– Love triangles
– Dark, moody literary fiction (think Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh)
– Working class/blue collar characters and settings, especially working women
– Untold, undiscovered or until-recently-hidden histories
– 1980’s and 1990’s nostalgia (the time/the setting/the pop culture/the history) – think Stranger Things for the ‘80s and Fresh Off the Boat for the ‘90s
– Clever juxtaposition of high-brow and low-brow culture
– Stories and projects on the themes of family, siblings, coming-of-age, race, feminism, socioeconomics and inequality, memory, language, domestic themes, and environmental change
– Character or characters traveling, on the road, nomads with or without a destination (think the traveling Shakespearean group in Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven)