Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Tricia Skinner of Fuse Literary

Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 1.06.24 PM.pngTri­cia Skin­ner is a literary agent with Fuse Literary.

She is representing the entire agency and taking pitches on behalf of both herself and all her co-agents.

She is taking pitches for the following fiction genres:

  • genre romance (subgenres of science fiction, futuristic, fantasy, suspense, military/special ops, firefighters, cowboys, paranormal, and medieval historical)
  • fantasy
  • science fiction
  • mystery / thriller / suspense
  • horror
  • young adult
  • middle grade
  • literary fiction
  • new adult
  • graphic novels
  • women’s fiction
  • upmarket fiction
  • novels and books by and about people from marginalized perspectives, such as LGBT people and/or racial minorities.

She is taking pitches for the following nonfiction categories:

  • memoir (including YA and graphic)
  • cookbooks and food studies
  • political and current events
  • pop science
  • pop culture (also punk culture and geek culture)
  • self-help
  • how-to
  • humor
  • pets
  • business / career
  • narrative nonfiction
  • history (particularly of the ancient world)
  • history
  • theater / cinema / television
  • music
  • feminism and gender studies
  • LGBT
  • fashion
  • science / medicine
  • economics
  • sociology / social trends
  • craft
  • design

Tricia herself is an author of passionate dark fantasy (represented by Agency co-founder Laurie McLean), Assistant Agent working with Laurie McLean, and a project manager for Short Fuse Publishing. She began her writing career as a business reporter at The Detroit News, Investor’s Business Daily, MSN, and The Houston Chronicle. Eventually she transitioned into public relations for Belo Corp. and CBS television, and then game industry relations for The Guildhall at Southern Methodist University.

Diversity in genre fiction is dear to Tricia’s heart.

When not writ­ing, Tricia can be found reading, lifting weights, or geeking out over games, movies, and music. She has a Tom Hiddleston obsession, and she is definitely Team Vader. Her fam­ily includes three Great Danes (so far).


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