The Short Version
Whitley Abell is a Literary Agent with Inklings Literary Agency, where she is currently building her list in young adult, middle grade, and select commercial fiction. When she’s not agenting or daylighting as a content manager, she can typically be found sipping tea, scribbling furiously, or slipping down rabbit holes of the literary and fandom varieties.
The Long Version
Whitley has always lived with one foot in the storybook realm. While most kids played soccer and red rover, she composed elaborate adventures for Peter and Wendy—Peter had a machine gun, and Wendy was a swashbuckling double agent for the Lost Boys—and compiled gruesome ghost stories to share around the bonfire.
Whitley graduated with a BA in English Literature in 2011, and again in 2012 with a Master of Arts in Teaching – Secondary English Education, which means she can tell you everything there is to know about feminist literary theory and the Common Core Standards. She has completed successful internships with Carol Mann Agency, P.S. Literary Agency, and Inklings Literary Agency, the last of which she later joined as an assistant, and is now building her own list as an agent.
She has a charming Chiweenie named Gidget, an undying love of Logan Echolls and Mr. Darcy, and an abundant collection of well-loved books and nerdy trivia. What she does not have is a Time-Turner, but she’s willing to make a fair trade. She loves all things hailing from the British Isles, speaks fluent Snark-lish and Hamilton-lyric-ese, and is still expecting to find her misplaced Hogwarts letter, the spare key to the TARDIS, or the secret entrance to Narnia.