Tia will be closed to new queries for the holiday period, beginning 12/6 and reopening 1/13. Any queries or submissions already in consideration will be completed, but any new unsolicted queries sent during this period will not receive a reply.

TiaMeleHeadshot1Junior Agent
When I was in elementary school, our library held a contest to have breakfast with the author of a popular series. For each book from the series you borrowed from the library, you got one entry into the breakfast raffle. I read as many books as my brain could handle, including the ones I’d already read in order to get extra entries, but I still didn’t win the contest. It was disappointing, but looking back, that was when I realized just how much I love books and reading.

Despite being an avid reader, writer, and book-lover, I ended up in school for Music Business. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a semester into my degree, I realized my favorite class was actually the English GenEd I was taking. It only made sense to switch gears, so I transferred to the University of Connecticut and completed a B.A. in English. After finishing my undergraduate studies, I went on to earn a M.A. in English and Creative Writing. I started interning with Talcott Notch during my last semester at UConn, and I’m so excited to be starting my career here as a junior agent!

I’m looking to build my list with middle grade and young adult projects in any genre. I’m especially interested in dark middle grade and contemporary YA. Please send me your LGBT+ stories, as well as stories featuring visible and invisible illnesses, especially relating to mental health. I like everything from deep, terrifying thrillers to sweet, heartwarming romances. Sports plots are always interesting to me, especially if they involve baseball or softball. Dogs are a huge part of my life, so I'm all for dog-related stories as well!

I’m seeking limited adult projects in women’s fiction and romance

In non-fiction, I’m looking for anything sports related, especially baseball, football, or basketball. I’m also open to cookbooks from chefs who have a following from a blog or channel.

When I’m not exploring new worlds in literature, you can probably find me visiting MLB stadiums (I’ve been to 10 of 30!), cheering on the Yard Goats, or hanging out with my dogs and rabbit.

You can follow me on Twitter @tiathetiger

Ti'a's Upcoming appearances:

October 13, 2018. Push to Publish. Rosemont College, Rosemont, PAwww.philadelphiastories.org