Thao Le is a literary agent at the Dijkstra Agency since 2011. Thao represents Children’s (i.e. picture books by author-illustrators and middle grade fiction) and Young Adult across genres and in the adult realm is looking for romantic leaning Fantasy and Light Science Fiction.
In general, she loves beautiful literary writing with a commercial hook and tight plotting. She is actively seeking underrepresented voices (including, but not limited to, all ethnicity, sexual orientation, mental and physical health, and socioeconomic status) to her client list.
Christian McKay Heidicker reads and writes and drinks tea. Between his demon-hunting cat and his fiddling, red-headed girlfriend, he feels completely protected from evil spirits. Christian is the author of Scary Stories for Young Foxes, Cure for the Common Universe and Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower - shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Award. cmheidicker.com
Kathryn is the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of the Burning Glass series.
Kathryn's love of storytelling began as a young girl when her dad told her, in his own words, the story of To Kill a Mockingbird while they listened to the film score. Enchanted, she began her own attempts at storytelling, which usually led to home video productions featuring her younger sister as the maid, while Kathryn retained the role of the glamorous movie star or princess.
In high school, she focused on acting and won first place in monologues at a prestigious statewide Shakespearean competition. She went on to study acting in college and at The Oxford School of Drama in England. (All that character analysis transferred nicely to writing!)
The writing bug bit her when she was in recovery from donating a kidney to her older brother. She found an old stash of short stories, and the inspiration for her first novel struck. She's been writing ever since.