Victoria Marini began her career as a literary agent at Gelfman Schneider and ICM Partners before joining the Irene Goodman Agency in 2016. Originally from rural Pennsylvania, she once worked in an orchard, where she broke the tractor, got lost in the corn, and ate all the food. After that, her only option, after earning her degree in English and Comparative Literature at Pace University, was to stay in New York and get bit by the publishing bug. This worked out remarkably well for her, as her list quickly mushroomed in her first few years as an agent. She is interested in both Literary and Commercial Middle Grade, Young Adult and Adult fiction. From contemporary to magical realism to sci-fi/fantasy and dramatic suspense, she is always looking for unforgettable off-the-page characters, compulsive stories, and unique voices. She is a sucker for weirdness, atmosphere, secrets, things that go bump in the night, a bit of whimsy, a twist of magic, or a dash of humor.