Natalie is building her client list in adult fiction. She looks for the sweet spot between commercial and literary, where the writing is excellent and the plot keeps the pages turning.
She gravitates toward sharp, stylish psychological thrillers, witty contemporary rom-coms, and historical stories that explore an underrepresented perspective. Rather than solidly sci-fi or fantasy, she prefers speculative elements that allow the writer to dig deeply into some aspect of humanity (as in Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel or Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro).
The common denominator in the fiction she loves is a strong voice and a strong hook. Her thematic interests include complicated families, immigrant identity an experience, powerful character transformations, and questions of fate vs. free will. More than anything, she looks for assured prose, a strong sense of place, finely-tuned plots, and smart, distinctive characters who make the unrelatable relatable.
Natalie has a BA in English and Minor in Spanish from Santa Clara University. Upon graduating, she worked as a sales representative for W. W. Norton and interned for two literary agencies: Kimberley Cameron & Associates and Martin Literary Management. For two years, Natalie was the Fiction Editor of The Santa Clara Review, the oldest literary magazine on the West Coast.