In her tenth year at The Rights Factory, Ali is the lead agent specializing in children’s literature. She represents a select list of authors with projects ranging from novelty, board books, picture books, early readers, chapter books, and graphic novels, to middle grade, young adult and new adult fiction and non-fiction.
She has the distinguished pleasure of representing literary stars among her international clients, including New York Times bestselling author Laura Nowlin (If He Had Been With Me and This Song is (Not) For You), Hugo-award-winning Emily Pohl-Weary (Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl), and multi-award-nominated and Best Book-listed author Jo Treggiari (Blood Will Out, and forthcoming The Grey Sisters), among others.
Ali is living the dream of having a job she loves. In the wild, Ali can be seen typically reading a book (kidlit, of course), watching guilty pleasure TV, or instructing at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies Creative Writing Program.
As of June 2019, Ali has reopened her list for the summer! She is looking the most special of projects—extraordinary voices; rich, evocative settings; dazzling writing; and compelling stories—ideally, in combination. Please see her genre preferences below and our blog for a summary of her current interests.
LITERARY, COMMERCIAL, INCLUSIVE, LGBTQIA+, #OWNVOICES, DEBUT, MAGICAL REALISM, SCI-FI, FANTASY, SPECULATIVE, HORROR, SUSPENSE, THRILLER, MYSTERY, HUMOUR, ROMANCE, ACTION/ADVENTURE, MEMOIR, NARRATIVE NON-FICTION, SCIENCE, AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATORS, CROSSOVER