Hi, I’m Kenzi! Welcome. Before you do anything else, grab a cup of tea or a glass of wine, light a candle that reminds you of your favorite book, and let’s get to know each other.
I’m an aspiring author and a literary agent with a passion for magic realism and mythology. A graduate of Taylor University’s professional writing and theatre programs, I joined C.Y.L.E Literary in 2018 as an agent representing illustrators, author/illustrators, children’s books, and graphic novels (now expanding into YA and MG!!). If you’re looking to submit to me, check out my submissions guidelines page here. I’m especially interested in STEM topics, regional mythology, fairy tale re-tellings, or anything with a whimsical air.
My short story, “The Last Freedom,” was published in eBook and paperback by StoryShares in 2017. Check it out on Amazon! (Here we begin the boring section about awards and recognition, you’ve been forewarned) In 2018 I won second place in the Institute for Theatre Journalism and Critique at the Kennedy Center for American College Theatre Region 3 Festival. My novels have placed twice in the Writer of the Year Awards–most recently as a finalist in 2020!–and in 2019 I was awarded second place for YA fiction in the Almost an Author awards.
At the moment I’m querying a mental-health representative fantasy series with a feminist flare and working on beta edits for my Celtic magic realism novel, which has its background in the two semesters I spent in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland studying mythology and Irish history.
When I’m not writing or answering my email, I spend most of my time watering my fairy garden, attending garden design classes, experimenting with little-known tea flavors (some of them grown and mixed myself!), or haunting renaissance fairs all summer long.