• Florence  Rees

    Florence Rees

    I love that feeling of having to read one more chapter. Characters (real or fictional) can stay with me for years. I’ve spent memorable hours weeping over the last pages in the beautiful, heart-wrenching memoirs of Paul Kalanthi’s When Breath Becomes Air and Cathy Rentzenbrink’s The Last Act of Love. It’s not just non-fiction though. Marian Keyes’s character, Rachel, from Rachel’s Holiday gifted me with a compassion for addiction that only the most skilled of writers can conjure. Catherine Newman is a genuis for making hospice care so funny in We All Want Impossible Things. I adore smart page turners such as Anatomy of a Scandal, Such a Fun Age and Tomorrrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow. Clever, gripping and with complicated and flawed characters we haven’t met before. I’ve also loved older classics like the Cazalet Chronicles and Georgette Heyer’s Regency novels – comforting, funny and warm reads will always be my cup of tea.

    The authors I represent at AM Heath include Beth Ashley, Philip Ellis, Salma El-Wardany, Jaspreet KaurAnnie LordAngelica Malin, Rachel Thompson and Nussaibah Younis. Their books range from the heartbreaking and profound to the inspirational, funny and wise, with almost everything in between. I’m keen to find non-fiction and fiction writers who speak to a millennial and younger audience, be that a journalist who is looking to expand an idea, a screenwriter who is looking to try their hand at fiction or perhaps an activist with a social media platform. I’m actively looking for writers who are under-represented in the publishing world, through non-traditional channels, as well as my submissions, and I’m always interested in environmental and social issues. No children’s, YA, fantasy or sci-fi please.

    In the end, there’s nothing I love more than escaping my day to day with a story I can’t put down. If you think your book fits with that, then please send it to me. I’d love to read it.