Lauren MacLeod is a literary agent at The Strothman Agency. She works on both adult nonfiction and young adult and middle-grade books. She is a board member of the Association of American Literary Agents where she also serves on the communications and copyright committees. Some notable clients include Jodi Meadows, NYTS bestselling co-author of the MY LADY JANE series, and Supergirl actress and transgender rights activist Nicole Maines. Lauren is open to all types of YA and MG but is particularly drawn to character-driven stories, sharp humor, feminist themes, queer YA romances, fabulous fantasy world-building, complex interpersonal relationships, delicious teen angst, and characters and authors from marginalized backgrounds. She’d particularly love to find a YA horror or thriller.