Founder | Agent
After years of working in the corporate world, I decided to transition to my true calling. I am the founder of Gold Dust Literary Agency, Gold Dust Editing & Book Promotions, and FiBs, a storytelling platform. I graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and from Keller Graduate School of Management with a Master of Business Administration. Watching movies, traveling, and going to stage plays are some of my favorite pastimes.
I have a decade of diverse experience in publishing and public health. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with an M.A. in History. I also hold dual B.A. in History and Religious Studies. As a trained historian, my favorite places include dusty archives, museums, libraries, and forgotten historic sites. I grew up in a multicultural household, and I enjoy learning about other cultures and traveling. I am disabled and I always have my cane and a book with me. I enjoy being outdoors, writing, and meeting new people.
After serving in the United States Navy, I decided to continue with my education, graduating from The Los Angeles Film School with a B. A. in Digital Filmmaking. I’ve written and directed several short films that were selected for numerous film festivals. During the pandemic, I decided to obtain an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte. Aside from being a screenwriter and literary agent, I am also a freelance photographer and video editor. In my free time, I enjoy going to the movies, reading, collecting comics and graphic novels, exercising, karaoke, and learning a new language.
With over a decade of experience in the publishing industry, I have experience as a developmental editor, acquisitions editor, and advocate for authors. I attended Portland State University where I worked at Ooligan Press and graduated with a Master’s in Book Publishing. My passion lies with young adult and fantasy titles. In my free time, you can find me writing about new worlds with morally gray characters, reading and collecting beautiful books, baking, and dreaming of when I can travel again.
I have over a decade of experience in writing and editing for diverse platforms. I hold a BA in English, and I graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with an MFA in Nonfiction Writing. Aside from being a literary agent, I’m also an educator. In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach, traveling, spending time with loved ones, and reading.