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Andrea Walker

Andrea Walker

 

Andrea Walker started her career in publishing through several internships, eventually joining Olswanger Literary as a contracts intern. It was there she first began building her client list. As a writer herself, Andrea isn't afraid to rework something several times to make it shine and will be your champion along the way. Before publishing, Andrea earned her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Creative Writing and Education from UCF and is currently working towards her Masters. When she's not reading or writing, Andrea is enjoying time with her family and planning their next adventure.

Andrea represents PB, MG, and YA and is especially interested in seeing submissions from underrepresented voices.

Wishlist

Picture Books

My tastes are very selective for Picture Books. I'm looking for high-concept stories with a great hook. Text that is so well written, I visualize the illustrations as I'm reading. I love to laugh in the PB space and enjoy anything quirky or fun like I WANT MY HAT BACK or filled with heart like in A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE. While, I love lyrical prose, I am not a good fit for rhyming text or anything that is overly sweet. Overall, I love to be surprised, if you've taken a concept and flipped it on its head, I'd love to see it!

Middle Grade

I am eager to build my middle grade list and on the lookout for lower mg and chapter books too. I'm always interested in high-concept, but I'm really looking for voice and the ability to capture the complex feelings of this age. I would love to visit lush worlds like THE NIGHT GARDENER with characters you can't help but root for a la GHOST, anything filled with heart and hope as in FR GarageBand ONT DESK or that helps kids deal with tough topics like THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF COYOTE SUNRISE or THE THING ABOUT JELLYFISH. I'm not a good fit for high fantasy, but I'm open to all else.

Young Adult

I absolutely love YA, it's what really drew me to the world of publishing. Again, I'm really drawn to high-concept and commercial young adult works. I'm looking for stories that stay with you long after you finish them like SLAY and THE WILDER GIRLS. Beautiful prose that sweeps you into the world with no looking back like CARAVAL or THE HAZEL WOOD. Books that blend prose and epistolary like SADIE or RULES FOR VANISHING. Stories with standout voice like YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN and explore tough topics or deeper truths as in THE GRACE YEAR. I'm always interested in stories where magic is real and hiding in plain sight, books with speculative elements, and mysteries.