Samantha Fabien

Laura Dail Literary

Samantha Fabien

Laura Dail Literary

Biography

Along with being a new literary agent at Laura Dail Literary Agency, I also serve as the International Rights Manager. For my client list, I’m intent on working with stories that I’m passionate about and use my enthusiasm to share these amazing works with the world.

My interest is in both adult and children’s. On the adult side, I am drawn to commercial and high concept fiction, non-western based historical fiction (1600s-1800s and 1920s-1970s), and psychological thrillers and suspense in the vein of J.Watson’s BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP. I am also looking for rom-coms in the adult or young adult space like THE KISS QUOTIENT, SIMON, and WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI. I am particularly hungry for layered contemporary MG and YA, with dynamic, relatable characters. I am always drawn to strong female characters and stories where love blossoms (even if it’s not essential). I am passionate about retellings and/or reimaginings; along with grounded YA fantasy with rich characters and world building. In all of these categories, I am looking for works that are diverse and showcase #ownvoices stories.

Below is a list of titles I recently enjoyed:

Tayari Jones’s AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE
Caroline Kepnes’s YOU
Amber Tamblyn’s ANY MAN
Jacqueline Susann’s VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
Liane Moriarty’s BIG LITTLE LIES
Naomi Alderman’s THE POWER
Kim Liggett’s THE GRACE YEAR (publishing in Sept 2019)
Leigh Bardugo’s SIX OF CROWS
Tomi Adeyemi’s CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE
Mackenzi Lee’s GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE
Shelby Mahurin’s SERPENT AND DOVE (publishing in Oct 2019)
Elizabeth Acevedo’s THE POET X
Anna Godbersen’s The Luxe series
Stephanie Garber’s Caraval trilogy