Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Kelsey Brownlee of Gold Dust Literary

Kelsey Brownlee is a literary agent with Gold Dust Literary.

“After years in the healthcare industry, I finally embraced my true passion: books. There’s nothing quite like curling up by a warm fire with a book in one hand and an iced coffee in the other. I have a strong foundation in writing and editing, and have even developed a writers workbook to help authors navigate story structure. When I’m not immersed in the world of words, you’ll often find me enjoying the company of my dogs and horses or watching movies with my hubby.”

She is seeking:

“I accept MG and YA fantasy, light paranormal of all ages, MG and YA advenutre fiction, and all kinds of romance. (With the exception of bully romance and anything promoting abusive relationships). I’m also interested in light horror (Think House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland).

I’m not the best fit for inspirational/religious, nonfiction, or mystery. (However I will look at cozy fantasy/cozy mystery fantasy).

“I love most fantasy however especially love anything witchy. Think Rachel Griffin’s Wild is the Witch. I love atmospheric novels that take me to another world. I also love epic fantasy. I also love retellings that stray from the norm and offer a unique perspective. Think These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong.

“For romance, I love a good enemies to lovers vibe. I want characters who are raw with real complications. I’m always down for a good romcom or fun paranormal romance (especially involving witches and magic!) However, I’m not too picky with romances as long as they have the required happy ending!”

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