Query Patrice Caldwell at New Leaf Literary & Media

Hi! A few things to note:

1. I'm the Literary Director at New Leaf Literary & Media, leading our amazing team of agents. My list is focused on children's and adult, fiction and nonfiction.

Some non-client recent reads that are reflective of my taste include Trial of the Sun Queen by Nisha J. Tuli (such a fun romantic read!), Immortal Longings by Chloe Gong (the world, the writing, and the characters are amazing and also I love books that retell/are inspired by a classic), Dear Child by Romy Hausmann (I don't always love thrillers because I'm really good at guessing the twists, but this one had me HOOKED and I read it in two days, which is very fast for me), Happy Place by Emily Henry (honestly, anything by Emily Henry), Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco (it's romantic and also I love how important family is throughout), and Erin Clarke's Well Plated cookbook (I love to cook and bake!). I’d also love anything you can comp to the works of Alexis Henderson, Alix E. Harrow, or Isabel Cañas.

A few all-time favorites are The Expanse (book + TV series), A Discovery of Witches (book + TV series), Code Name Verity, Kushiel's Dart (anything with these vibes, I'd LOVE to read), and I'm maybe a bit obsessed with anything Joanna Gaines (& thus, I own all her books).

More about me: I have two cats, both named after DC characters (Harley) Quinn and Raven. I'm the oldest of five, and I love being a big sister (& I love books that deal with all types of family dynamics). I love collecting, drinking, and learning about wine--I am especially passionate about Texas wines (we have fantastic soil for it!). I also really love tea and traveling. I speak a bit of French (once upon a time, I was fluent, however, I still understand it very well). Lupita Nyong’o's ideal reading experience is also mine. I grew up reading Anne Rice (I love the new shows--both Interview + Mayfair) and that led to a love of pretty much anything gothic, urban fantasy, and paranormal (if you have anything in these genres, I’d love to read it!).

I am not signing middle grade, illustrators, or picture book writers at this time. If a genre is not checked, it means I am not looking for books in that genre and your submission will be passed on.

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