Patricia Nelson is a literary agent with Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, representing young adult, middle grade, and select adult fiction. Recent sales include books placed with Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Bloomsbury, Candlewick and Simon & Schuster, among others. On the children’s side, Patricia is always excited to find beautifully written, page-turning YA and MG across genres, with particular interest in contemporary/realistic, magical realism, science fiction and fantasy. Adult fiction genres she represents include: women’s fiction both upmarket and commercial; historical fiction set in the 20th century; sexy, smart adult contemporary and historical single title romance; and the occasional compelling, plot-driven literary fiction project.
Patricia received her bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in 2008, and also holds a master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Southern California and a master’s degree in Gender Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Before joining the world of publishing, she spent four years as a university-level instructor of literature and writing.