Someone I know knows someone who apparently queried this agent, and got in return a letter telling her that the "agent" in question wouldn't represent a ms she hadn't edited. For a fee. And that *all* agents require paid edits before agreeing to rep a ms.
One look at this site and red flags go up all over the place. There are grammatical errors; she claims to "Agent Books" and "Writ[e] Other People's[sic] Stories."
She charges a $185 "Manuscript Evaluation Fee" and, in the column devoted to her "Agency," invites prospective clients to call her up to discuss "your project and terms of payment."
She claims to have herself written twenty-two published books. This appears to be true, but the books are historical biographies written for children, published by a very small specialty press whose website I was unable to evaluate because apparently I am Not Authorized to view it. I have also found a couple of credits for her with Christian publishers like Barbour, which also appear to be biographies; in other words, non-fiction.
But writing a few nno-fiction books for small presses does not in any way qualify someone to be a literary agent for either non-fic or fiction. There is not a shred of evidence that this woman is capable of selling a book to a NY publisher. A Google search for her did not turn up a single client or sale, although I did find a claim by her that she "Agents[sic] for 30 clients."
I'm mostly just posting this here *because* there is no info on the woman anywhere, aside from those few publication credits, and something ought to turn up when she is Googled aside from her website and her name on the Guest List at one writer's conference.
Legitimate agents do not charge "Manuscript Evaluation Fees." Legitimate agents do not inist that authors MUST purchase professional edits before they'll agree to represent them (they may recommend editing, but they won't insist that an author pay them to do the editing, presumably before paying for representation). Legitimate agents have sold books to publishers you've heard of.
Just so you know.