After getting my start in publishing at Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, I was in New York for 8 years, working on both the editorial and agency side of the business. In editorial at Little, Brown and Company I was lucky to work on high quality fiction and nonfiction by authors such as Daniel Woodrell, Sam Kean, and Paul Lynch. As a literary agent at Barer Literary (now part of The Book Group), I managed my own client list, including Garrard Conley's New York Times Bestselling Memoir Boy Erased, along with providing editorial services for nearly all of the agency’s clients, including novels by Paula McLain, Lily King, Celeste Ng, and Madeline Miller.
I went freelance in early 2015, and have since enjoyed the flexibility to work on many different kinds of books for major publishers, literary agents, and editorial firms--including New York Book Editors, KN Literary, and Gotham Ghostwriters--along with independent authors at all different stages of their writing journeys.
I grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, but I’m now based in Durham, NC, where I live with my girlfriend Lara and my dog Buff.