Born and raised in British Columbia, Mira Landry has lived on four continents, traveled to over eighty countries, and now resides in Colorado with her husband where she still seeks adventure in both real life and on the page. After a decade building her own business as a photographer, she’s eager to help authors turn their art into a career. As a Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers member, she’s dedicated to building writing and literary communities through events and educational programming, and was co-chair for their Colorado Gold Conference. She has a Bachelors in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia and a Certificate of Creative Writing from Simon Fraser University.
Mira is seeking literary and upmarket adult fiction, ideally character-driven literary explorations with efficient, stunning prose and commercially appealing plots. She’d love to see experimental, artful writing that reels her in with continuously building tension and curiosity. She likes when speculative aspects are well-woven amid the protagonist’s journey and mostly set within our current reality without too many dragons, vampires, or aliens. She prefers romance that is embedded in women’s fiction, and mysteries rich in visceral settings and complex characters.
Mira would specifically love to see more work from Indigenous/First Nations authors, as well other historically marginalized and underrepresented voices.
She is not looking to acquire horror, erotica, commercial romance, commercial fantasy/ science fiction, children's books, or inspirational.
Genres of Interest in Fiction:
Some of her favorite books:
- General Fiction, especially with protagonists who are coming-of-age or nearing the end-of-life, and retellings of biblical and mythological tales and folklore/legends.
- Upmarket Women’s/Book club, especially when setting and protagonist seem juxtaposed, and LGBTQ+ where the sexuality isn’t always the main conflict.
- Upmarket Mystery/Thriller, with visceral settings and complex characters.
- Science Fiction, that leans heavy on the science, especially themes of biology, oceans, time-bending and space, but with less aliens at war and more rockets, astronauts, and blackholes.
- Urban Fantasy/Magical Realism, based mostly in our reality with minimal dragons and vampires.
- Literary Speculative, go ahead and make it weird.
- Literary Young Adult, ideally speculative, or with unique and surprising literary devices.
- Historical, except WWI/WWII.
- Memoir, specifically female athletes and professionals
- Behavioural Economics
- Development and Psychology
- Sport Science, Fitness, and Nutrition (not including dieting/ weight-loss/ fasting)
- Modern Feminism
Some of her favorite books:
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
- Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese (and everything else he’s written)
- White Tears by Hari Kunzru
- Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
- Normal People by Sally Rooney (and everything else she’s written)
- Circe by Madeline Miller
- Barbarian Days: A Surfer’s Life by Willian Finnegan
- The Searcher by Tana French (and everything else she’s written)
- The Candy House by Jennifer Egan
- Wanderers by Chuck Wendig
- Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (and everything else he's written)
- Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris (and everything else he’s written)
- A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles