Madelyn Burt joined Stonesong in 2015. She earned her M.A. in Medieval Studies from Fordham University before realizing that her love of stories was what actually drew her to history and deciding she wanted to work in books, not academia. She joined Stonesong shortly after as an assistant and has worked on a variety of projects ranging from adult and children’s fiction to cookbooks, lifestyle, and more. She is now actively building her own list, and looks forward to establishing long-lasting, collaborative relationships with her authors. Madelyn is currently focused on adult mysteries, crime, and thrillers, although she is interested in both adult and children’s fiction. She is drawn to character-driven stories that feature tight-knit groups and strong friendships, quests and heists, and unique voices. She is also particularly interested in fiction and select nonfiction that is able to make a historical person or period accessible to the modern reader.