Ali is a great agent—she’s not afraid to give tough feedback and fight for what she wants. I’m glad she’s on my team!
Ali is smart, savvy and knows her $*#%!
After ten years in the service industry, Ali McDonald decided to make use of her BA in English Literature & Linguistics (Glendon College, York University). She enrolled in the Ryerson University publishing program and applied to The Rights Factory. In the year that followed, Ali graduated from agency assistant to editorial associate to associate agent. That was 2009.
Now the lead agent specializing in children’s literature at The Rights Factory, Ali represents a select list of authors with projects ranging from novelty, board books, picture books, early readers, chapter books, and graphic novels, to middle grade, young adult and new adult fiction and non-fiction. She enjoys working primarily with debut authors, but also has the distinguished pleasure of representing literary stars among her international clients. Ali is living the dream of having a job she loves.
In the wild, Ali can be seen typically reading a book (kidlit, of course), watching guilty pleasure TV (Hannibal, AHS, or The Americans), or the rare cameo at the family-run restaurant. She lives with her husband and in-laws in Toronto’s east end.
Elevator pitch: Ali is Anne of Green Gables meets Jerry Maguire.
Action/Adventure, Biography, Contemporary Realistic, Fantasy, Horror, Magic Realism, Mystery, Popular Science, Recent Historical, Romance, Science Fiction, Speculative, Thriller
- Ailsa Lillywhite
- Ainslie Hogarth
- Alisha Sevigny
- Annie Calhoun
- Aoife Lennon-Ritchie
- Beck Nicholas
- Caitlin Krahn
- Carolyn O’Doherty
- Charles Bush
- Christine Walde
- E. Paul Zehr
- Emily Pohl-Weary
- Frieda Wishinsky
- Glenda Leznoff
- Harry Endrulat
- Holly Dalsymmer
- Jo Treggiari
- Kirsten Marion
- Laura Nowlin
- Maxine Kaplan
- Meaghan McIsaac
- Stephanie Innes
KCP Loft signs up Alisha Sevigny’s SUMMER CONSTELLATIONS!
We are thrilled to announce that Hunger Games editor Kate Egan has acquired Alisha Sevigny‘s stunning summer romance YA, Summer Constellations, for the fabulous new KCP Loft list! Following toe-curler Kissing Frogs, this heartfelt beach read will be publishing Spring 2018. Seventeen-year-old Julia Ducharme fights to save her family campground and lifelong home from a disreputable developer, finding an unlikely ally […]
Carolyn O’Doherty’s debut REWIND gets a two-book deal!
We are incredibly excited to have found the perfect publishing home for Carolyn O’Doherty‘s debut REWIND with editor Mary Colgan at Boyds Mills Press! The preemptive two-book deal reflects Mary’s wonderful enthusiasm for the project, and her support for Carolyn’s bright literary future. We couldn’t be more thrilled. REWIND is a speculative YA that follows Alex […]