As an agent, she is passionate about bringing those worlds together. She represents authors whose words make her pause, shiver or laugh out loud and illustrators who add a completely different dimension to the story being told.
Literary Rambles did an Agent Spotlight on Marietta, which features some great interview links to check out! Here's a great Q & A from an interview on Market My Words.
As an agent, what are you looking for in a writer/manuscript?Work that moves me – whether through words, illustrations or both. I look for manuscripts and illustrations that speak to the rich, complex, diverse world we live in and hope to work with people that are just as passionate as I am about the vital function children’s books serve in our society.
A fun fact about Marietta is that she owns a bookstore in her hometown in South Orange, NJ called Sparkhouse. She's got a very unique perspective as someone who owns a bookstore, and is an agent! Make sure to put your name on the conference waiting list (registration is full) on the SCBWI WWA event registration page.