Bess is actively building her list, seeking adult, young adult, and middle grade historical fiction with a commercial voice. On the adult side, she’d also love to find atmospheric women’s fiction and suspense. For YA and middle grade, she’s also looking for fun, fast, or nail-biting thrillers, and contemporaries with a high-concept hook. A few things she’s particularly interested in: fame and its effects on people, sibling dynamics, and a touch of romance. The intersection of commercial, heart-warming, and surprising is where she’s building her list.