I’d like to welcome Mary Akers, author of IPPY award-winning Women Up On Blocks and co-author of Radical Gratitude and other life lessons learned in Siberia, to the P.S. Literary Agency as my newest client. Editor-in-chief of the online journal r.kv.r.y., thrice awarded a Bread Loaf work-study scholarship, published in seven countries and translated into four languages, she is an extraordinary talent that is ready to break out with her upcoming women’s commercial literary fiction.
Her fiction, poetry and non-fiction have appeared in a number of international journals and she frequently writes fiction that focuses on the intersections between art and science, including such topics as diverse and timely as the environmental movement and the struggle for human and animal rights. She is a co-founder of the Institute for Tropical Marine Ecology, a study abroad marine ecology program originally located in Roseau, Dominica. In her spare time she enjoys snorkeling, hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, canoeing and snowshoeing. Among other jobs, she has worked as an historical interpreter/bookbinder in Colonial Williamsburg and as a production potter at Historic Jamestown Island. Although raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia–which she will always call home–she currently lives in Western New York.
The P.S. Literary Agency will be representing her fiction work. Isobel Dixon of Blake Friedmann represents her co-written non fiction with Andrew Bienkowski.