About Me


Suzie Townsend is the Directory of Literary Services and a Literary Agent at New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc.

After teaching high school English for several years, she moved to publishing. She represents children's and adult fiction. In adult, she's specifically looking for women's fiction, romance, mysteries and thrillers, and science fiction and fantasy. In Childrens' she represents high concept literary middle grade and YA (all subgenres). She's an active member of AAR, RWA, and SCBWI.

She’s interested in strong characters and voice driven stories: she’s particularly keen on strong female protagonists, complex plot lines with underlying political, moral, or philosophical issues, and stories which break out of the typical tropes of their genre. Some of her favorite novels include When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead, Savvy by Ingrid Law, Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff, The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels series, and Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel series.

She lives in New York with her husband and their two dogs, Slevin and Fate, who know that chewing on books is unforgivable.

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