Literary Agent

I am very proud to be an agent at Melbourne boutique literary agency, Jacinta di Mase Management. I’ve been with the Agency since 2016, and while I initially joined with a mind to expanding the Middle Grade and Young Adult list, I am now an agent that represents all manner of creatives across Youth Literature, Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction (and even graphic novels, of late!)

If you’d like details about submitting to the Agency, please refer to the submission guidelines.

Below are a list of the authors I personally signed and represent, and have since sold their wonderful works 🙂


•  Margot McGovern — debut young adult novel, Neverland [Penguin Random House, April 2018]

• Carly Findlay — adult memoir, Say Hello: How I Became The Fangirl Of My Story [Harper Collins, February 2019], Growing Up Disabled in Australia [Black Inc, 2021]

• Kelly Gardiner — MG fantasy, time-slip trilogy The Fire Watcher Chronicles [Scholastic Australia, September 2018]

• Jenna Guillaume — YA contemporary, What I Like About Me [Pan Macmillan, 2019], You Were Made For Me [Pan Macmillan, 2020], The Deep End [Pan Macmillan for Australia Reads, 2021]

• Sher Rill Ng — children’s picture book, Our Little Inventor [Allen & Unwin, April 2019] • illustrations, Fairytales for Feisty Girls [Allen & Unwin, September 2018] • The Night of the Hiding Moon picture book illustrations [NLA Publishing, 2020] • Be Careful, Xiao Xin! and Millie Mak the Maker with Alice Pung [Harper Collins]

• Kay Kerr — debut YA novel, Please Don’t Hug Me [Text Publishing, May 2020], Social Queue [Text Publishing, 2021], editing Love on the Spectrum [PanMacmillan, May 2023]

• Fiona Hardy — debut contemporary MG novel, How to Make a Movie in Twelve Days [Affirm Press, 2019], How to Write the Soundtrack to Your Life [Affirm Press, 2020], How to Tackle Your Dreams [Affirm Press, 2022]

• Maree Kimberley – YA paranormal fantasy Dirt Circus League [Text Publishing, March 2021]

• Loretta Smith – Adult non-fiction historical biography A Spanner in the Works: The Extraordinary Story of Alice Anderson and Australia’s Only All-Girl Garage [Hachette, March 26 2019]

• Jane Gilmore – Adult non-fiction Fixed It: Violence and the Representation of Women in the Media [Penguin Random House, September 2019]

 Tess Woods – Adult fiction Love and Other Battles [Harper Collins Australia, June 2019], The Venice Hotel [Penguin Random House, 2024]

• Julianne Negri – MG debut The Secret Library of Hummingbird House [Affirm Press, 2020]

• Anna Whateley – YA novel, Peta Lyre’s Rating Normal [Allen & Unwin, 2020], YA Tearing Myself Together [Allen & Unwin TBD]

• Karen Ginnane – YA duology When Days Tilt and When Souls Tear [Penguin Random House, July 2021]

• Sara Haghdoosti – YA novel Sunburnt Veils [Wakefield Press, March 2021]

• Samantha-Ellen Bound – four-book middle-grade fantasy series Seven Wherewithal Way [Affirm Press, October 2021], Seven Wherewithal Way #2: Across the Ice and Into the Jungle [2022]

• Sinéad Stubbins – In My Defence I Have No Defence personal essays, and a second unnamed manuscript [Affirm Press 2021, and TBD]

 Grace Chan – Every Version of Youspeculative fiction adult novel [Affirm Press, 2022]

• Aaron Fa’Aoso and Michelle Scott Tucker – So Far, So Good – Aaron’s memoir written with Michelle [Pantera Press, TBD 2022]

• Elizabeth James – YA novel Completely Normal (and other lies) [Hardie Grant, 2022]

• Rachel Ang – What You Seek (Is Seeking You) short-story collection, & Funeral graphic novel [Drawn & Quarterly, TBD]

• Jane Harrison – The Visitors adult literary fiction adapted from Harrison’s play [Harper Collins, August 2023]

• Karen Comer – Sunshine on Vinegar Street middle-grade verse-novel [Allen & Unwin, May 2023], and Grace Notes illustrated verse-novel [Hachette, Feb 2023]

• Briar Rolfe – Get Your Story Straight YA graphic-novel [Hachette, 2024]

• Sarah Firth – Eventually Everything Connects graphic-memoir [‘Joan’ imprint, Allen & Unwin 2023]

 Jenna Lo Bianco – A Year in UmbriaAll’s Fair in Love & Rome, Untitled [Pan Macmillan, 2024 TBD]

Katherine Collette – Shellsville two-books, middle grade series [Harper Collins 2024, TBD]

Rae White – All the Colours of the Rainbow picture-book [Hachette, TBD]

Paullina Simons – Light at Lavelle + Book 2 [PanMacmillan, 2023]

Cassy Polimeni Ella and the Amazing Frog Orchestra [UWAP] four-book junior fiction series

Emma Pignatiello – The Barbarani Estate [Penguin Random House] romantic-suspense duology