Michaela Whatnall


In-Person Conference

Michaela Whatnall joined Dystel, Goderich & Bourret’s West Coast office in 2019. They have a degree in English and linguistics from Emory University and completed the Columbia Publishing Course. Michaela’s background in school and library marketing accounts for their strong interest in children’s literature, particularly middle grade and young adult fiction of all genres, including contemporary, fantasy, science fiction, historical, adventure, horror, and romance. In the adult fiction space, they are particularly seeking contemporary, speculative, and historical upmarket fiction, as well as character-driven, grounded fantasy. They are also open to select narrative nonfiction for both children and adults, graphic novels, and picture books.