9 July 2021 | Writing

Some news… a literary agent

I have some news to share – I have a literary agent! Danielle Binks from Jacinta di Mase Management offered to represent me. Dream come true!

I signed up through the CYA conference for a few manuscript assessments, and sent in the first 2,500 words of my middle-grade verse novel.

Even before our meeting, Danielle asked to see the full manuscript. Our online meeting last weekend was a quick exchange of pitches and questions – and then an offer for representation with the contract emailed within an hour!

I am beyond thrilled Danielle is my agent – her passion and knowledge for the middle-grade and young adult Australian market is exceptional.

Danielle will now pitch my middle-grade and young adult verse novels to publishers later in the year.

Danielle is also an author – her middle-grade book, The years the maps changed came out last year and her young adult novel, The monster of her age, will be published next month by Hachette.

You can see my profile on the JDM website here!

Her sheer audacity



Congratulations Karen – that’s fabulous news. You must be delighted, after all your hard work and perseverance! Wendy x

July 9, 2021 at 6:10 am


We are so thrilled Karen. Have watched how hard you have worked to achieve your dream. Feel like we have been on this journey too💕

July 9, 2021 at 6:40 am


Wonderful news. Hope Danielle achieves a fabulous result for you.

July 9, 2021 at 6:53 am


Congratulations Karen. This is wonderful news for you and the beginning of a great future as a published author!

July 9, 2021 at 7:54 am

Shirley Alexander

Wonderful well deserved news Karen. Hope this opens many doors for you.

July 9, 2021 at 7:57 am


So happy to hear this, Karen!! Just reward for your talent and perseverance x

July 9, 2021 at 8:31 am


Congratulations, well deserved, so happy for you and a great reward for all your perseverance 🥂

July 9, 2021 at 9:12 am

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