Caroline Sheldon

As shoes to Imelda Marcos, so books to me. I love to read them; I love to hoard them; I love the feel of them. I work in my main areas of interest—women’s fiction and children’s books. I only take on a small number of new clients but when I do I become a passionate advocate for their work. My tastes are catholic and commercial. Nothing excites me more than the whiff of a bestseller.

In children’s books, I am interested in writing for all age ranges, from picture book texts for the very young, fiction for the middle years, and full length novels for teenagers. Plotting, storytelling, humour, exciting worlds and contemporary life are all the things that excite me. In adult books, I particularly look for richness of storytelling.

I was thrilled to have been one of six shortlisted for the prestigious Literary Agent of the Year Award.

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