Get to Know an Agent in Attendance: Christine Goss of The Purcell Agency

Christine Goss is a literary agent with The Purcell Agency.

Christine is a graduate of Lake Forest College with a BA in communications. Formerly a sales representative, she has skills that pair well with her love of reading and story development. As an author herself, she is aware of what it requires and the hard work it takes to get to the final product of a completed book. Christine is drawn to stories with high stakes and tension. The first pages need to draw her in with action. She wants to be sucked into the world on the pages through a unique voice. When she’s not working, reading, or writing, she’s usually chasing her two boys who are likely chasing her fur baby (dog).

She is seeking:

I am always looking for LGBTQ+ and stories by underrepresented authors

Adult fiction:

– Upmarket Fiction/Commercial
– Romance:
– Fantasy/Romantasy
– Dystopian or utopian

Young Adult / New Adult:

– Upmarket Fiction/Commercial Fiction
– Romance
– Fantasy/Romantasy
– Dystopian or utopian

Middle Grade through Adult:

– Graphic Novels


– Cookbooks: Original family recipes with anecdotes sprinkled throughout. A true story of cooking.
– Stories about motherhood, unspoken troubles and hardships of new motherhood.
– A story that would compel readers to take care of themselves or expand sympathy/understanding for themselves (Re: YOU SHOULD REALLY TALK TO SOMEONE).


Christine would love to see books about approachable ways for a sustainable lifestyle. With work resuming and people going back to the office, how can the environment still be top of mind? Anything exposing fast fashion and how fashion is detrimental to the environment, and not only that but how to practice “slow fashion”.

Favorite Authors: Ali Hazelwood, Talia Hibbert, Isabel Cañas, Chloe Liese, Jessica Joyce, Meryl Wilsner, Ashley Poston, Rebecca Ross, Amy Lea, K.A. Tucker

What I’m NOT looking for at this time: picture books, children’s book, middle grade chapter books (though would take graphic novels), religious, police procedural, anything including the death of a small child.

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