Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Jessica Watterson of Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

Screen Shot 2018-11-14 at 5.24.23 PM.pngJessica Watterson has been a literary agent with the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency since 2013.

A graduate of the University of California at Irvine, Jessica has immersed herself in books and literature from the time she could first read. While in college, she started an indie review blog that has featured author interviews and reviewed several self-published books that eventually ended up on the New York Times Best Seller list.

She is seeking: Jessica is always on the hunt for new and diverse voices, and is most interested in all genres of romance, and women’s fiction.

For historical romance, she favors settings in America, Scotland, or somewhere outside of the traditional Regency setting.

In the contemporary sphere, she loves novels with strong characters that jump off of the page and stay with you long after you have finished the book.

In paranormal romance, she is looking for anything unusual and unique, vampires need not apply.

In regards to romantic suspense, it takes something different and edgy to capture her attention, and she greatly enjoys anything Kristen Ashely has written in this genre.

She also loves Women’s Fiction that concerns itself with elements of life that can greatly change one’s perspective and outlook on cultures and experiences.

She is also interested in author illustrated picture books that capture the fun and joy of reading between adults and children.

She’s particularly on the hunt for:

  • diverse and #OwnVoices contemporary women’s fiction and romance.
  • Non-regency historical romance.
  • light contemporary women’s fiction.
  • historical women’s fiction with romantic elements.
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