New Leaf Literary & Media, Inc.

New Leaf Literary and Media
President & Literary Agent

Joanna represents all brands of fiction, from picture books to adult. She has an affinity for stories that have a darker, grittier element to them, whether they be horror, drama or comedy. Her recent publications include ... more >>

Literary Agent

"My favorite books are ones that keep me up all night with characters that I can't stop thinking about long after I've finished."

After teaching high school English for several years, Suzie Townsend started publishing at FinePrint Literary Management in ... more >>

Director of Subsidiary Rights & Literary Agent

After working in various forms of media and teaching, Kathleen found her true passion when she interned for literary agencies. Shortly after, she started as an assistant for Lowenstein Associates and quickly worked her ... more >>

Literary Agent

Mackenzie joined New Leaf Literary as an agent in 2014. Previously, she'd been an agent at Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency and before that an intern at Farrar, Straus & Giroux and FinePrint Literary Mgmt.

She was a microbiologist in ... more >>

Director of Film & Television

Pouya Shahbazian heads up New Leaf's film & television division and is the point of contact for all film, television and new media inquiries for New Leaf clients, books and projects.

In 2013, The Hollywood Reporter named ... more >>

CFO & Business Manager

Dave joined the New Leaf team in August of 2013. With a strong background in accounting and business management, Dave is in-charge of the day-to-day operations so that the agents can focus on providing our clients ... more >>

Literary Assistant

Following her completion of the Denver Publishing Institute after graduation, Danielle began interning at Writers House. While there, she realized she wanted to put her English degree and love of the written word to work at a literary agency. ... more >>

Literary Assistant

Prior to joining New Leaf, Jaida moved from Wisconsin to NYC to intern at Writers House. Before that, she had a brief stint in medical school and milked cows on her family's dairy farm. Jaida is currently an assistant ... more >>

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