Erin Clyburn - Agent Apprentice
Erin hasn’t been far from a book since she first learned to read and write. She received her BA in English Literature from Mississippi State University and her MA in Children’s Literature from Hollins University.
She has worked in the book and publishing industries for the past 12 years, currently as Copy Editor for Food & Wine magazine. (Unable to stray too far from children’s books or her kindred spirits, people who love books, she also recently moonlighted as a children’s librarian.) She’s an annual judge for the Audio Publishers Association’s Audie Awards and works every year at the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at Southern Miss.
Listing favorite books would take all day, but recently read favorites include The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill, IT by Stephen King, Calypso by David Sedaris, Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo, Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage, and To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey. All-time favorites are Maurice Sendak’s picture books, The Neverending Story by Michael Ende, Wildwood by Colin Meloy, Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, and The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton.
When not working, Erin loves running and hiking, cooking, traveling, painting, working on a manuscript or two, and trying to keep her three rabbits, Felix, Agnes, and Valentino, from chewing up every baseboard in the house.
Erin is currently only accepting queries through conferences and pitch events.
Erin is looking for:
Across the board:
Erin is not the right person for romance, Westerns, epic fantasy, political thrillers, hard sci-fi, or stories with a strong focus on religion.