Monica Odom

Select Clients

  • New York Times Bestselling author/illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky (Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World; Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win; Ecosystems of the World, Ten Speed Press)

  • Morgan Jerkins (This Will Be My Undoing, Harper Perennial)

  • Siobhan Gallagher (In a Daze Work: A Pick-Your-Path Journey Through the Daily Grind, TarcherPerigee)

  • Carol Rossetti (Women: Body-Positive Art to Inspire and Empower, Skyhorse)

  • Camille Chew (Basic Witches illustrator; The Astrology of You and Me illustrator, Quirk)

  • Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin (Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space, Ten Speed Press)

  • Tyler Feder (Dancing at the Pity Party, Dial)

  • Keiko Agena (No Mistakes, TarcherPerigee)

Monica Odom

Monica Odom is an agent at Liza Dawson Associates, where she represents a variety of nonfiction, literary and upmarket fiction, and illustrators. Monica earned her Masters in Publishing: Digital & Print Media from New York University in 2014, and has a B.A. in English from Montclair State University. She was also schooled in bookselling and event coordinating at her local indie, Watchung Booksellers. She loves to see a personal project turn into something original and surprising, and is committed to the expansion of diversity and inclusivity in the publishing industry.

Her clients include:

-New York Times Bestselling author/illustrator Rachel Ignotofsky (Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World; Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win; Ecosystems of the World, Ten Speed Press)
New York Times Bestselling author Morgan Jerkins (This Will Be My Undoing, Harper Perennial)
-Siobhan Gallagher (In a Daze Work: A Pick-Your-Path Journey Through the Daily Grind, TarcherPerigee)
-Carol Rossetti (Women: Body-Positive Art to Inspire and Empower, Skyhorse)
-Camille Chew (Basic Witches illustrator; The Astrology of You and Me illustrator, Quirk)
-Sharee Miller (Princess Hair; Don’t Touch My Hair, Little Brown Children’s)
-Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin (Unladylike: A Field Guide to Smashing the Patriarchy and Claiming Your Space, Ten Speed Press)
-Tyler Feder (Dancing at the Pity Party, Dial)
-Keiko Agena (No Mistakes, TarcherPerigee)

What she's looking for

Monica is looking for:

– Nonfiction by authors in the following categories:

Advice/Relationships, Self-help/Self-Reflection, How-To, Crafting/Creativity, Food and Cooking, Humor, Pop Culture, Lifestyle, Fashion & Beauty

Biography, Memoir, Narrative, Business, Politics and Current Affairs, History, Science

Social Studies, including topics of: identity, race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomics, civil rights and social justice

– Literary fiction and upmarket fiction. Monica does not represent genre fiction.

– Illustrators with demonstrable platforms, preferably author/illustrators, working on nonfiction, graphic memoirs or graphic novels.

Please address all queries to [email protected]lizadawsonassociates.com with the query letter included in the body of the email (no attachments). Monica reviews all queries sent to her within three to four weeks, and will respond if she’s interested in seeing more.