Carolyn Forde has been with WCA since 2005. She represents over thirty authors including but not limited to; Trevor Cole, Lynn Crosbie, Sonia Day, Sylvia Fraser, Bill Gaston, Joel Thomas Hynes, Mark Richardson, Manjushree Thapa, and the blogging duo Fiona Stevenson and Lyranda Martin-Evans. She also represents some authors jointly with Bruce Westwood, including but not limited to, Ian Hamilton, Robert Herjavec and Padma Viswanathan.
Carolyn travels to New York regularly to further the interests of Westwood authors and has attended both the London Bookfair and the Frankfurt Bookfair. In recent years Carolyn has been a speaker at the Muskoka Literary Festival, The DarkLit Literary Festival, The Writers Group of Durham, a mentor at the Ontario Writers Conference and a jury member for Diaspora Dialogues 2012 mentorship selection process. She became a shareholder in the agency in 2010 and has a BA Hons in English Literature and History from Trent University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Publishing Sciences from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland and has attended the Simon Fraser University Publishing Intensive course in Vancouver.
She has lived and worked in Japan, Mexico and the Czech Republic. She is a dual citizen of Canada and the UK. She has wide-ranging tastes – from literary to commercial fiction, from serious narrative non-fiction to pop-culture and humour. Carolyn is on Twitter at @cforde_litagent.