JESSICA WATTERSON is an agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.
She graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a degree in sociocultural anthropology and English. Jessica has made books a serious part of her life for many years. During college, she started an indie review blog that has featured author interviews and has reviewed several self-published books that eventually ended up on the New York TimesBest Seller list.
Jessica is actively building her list and is most interested in all genres of romance, especially historical, contemporary, romantic suspense, and paranormal. She greatly enjoys romance novels with strong characters that jump right off the page and a plot that stays with the reader long after the book has finished. She is also interested in young adult fiction that takes the reader on an emotionally satisfying journey, whether that be in far off places or at home. Jessica is also looking for fun author illustrated picture books and compelling women's fiction.
Her most recent sales include: Sophia Henry’s continuation of the Pilot’s Hockey series (Flirt/Random House). Jamie Howard’s Until We Breakseries (St. Martins), Amanda Heger’s Without Borders (Diversion), Emily Albright’s The Heir and the Spare (Merit Press), Tara Wyatt’s Body Guard series (Forever/Grand Central), Melissa Brown's Red Carpet Kiss(Montlake Romance), Beth Ehemann’s Cranberry Inn series (Montlake).
Please note that Jessica is specifically not interested in: middle grade, cookbooks, poetry, short stories, screenplays, self-help, or religious/spiritual books.