Jessica Watterson

Jessica Watterson

Sandra Dijkstra and Associates Literary Agency

My Manuscript Wish List

Jessica has been with the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency since 2013.

A graduate of the University of California at Irvine, Jessica has immersed herself in books and literature from the time she could first read. While in college, she started an indie review blog that has featured author interviews and reviewed several self-published books that eventually ended up on the New York Times Best Seller list.

Jessica is always on the hunt for new and diverse voices, and is most interested in all genres of romance. For historical romance, she favors settings in America, Scotland, or somewhere outside of the traditional Regency setting.

In the contemporary sphere, she loves novels with strong characters that jump off of the page and stay with you long after you have finished the book.

In paranormal romance, she is looking for anything unusual and unique, vampires need not apply.

In regards to romantic suspense, it takes something different and edgy to capture her attention, and she greatly enjoys anything Kristen Ashely has written in this genre.

She also loves Women’s Fiction that concerns itself with elements of life that can greatly change one’s perspective and outlook on cultures and experiences.

She is also interested in author illustrated picture books that capture the fun and joy of reading between adults and children.

Jessica’s sales include: Kristin Rockaway’ START ME UP (Graydon House), Debbie Burns next three books in her Rescue Me series (Sourcebooks Casablanca), Amanda Heger’s paranormal romance series, Cupid’s Inc. (Sourcebooks Casablanca), Alexa Martin’s debut Own Voices romance series, Intercepted (Berkley), Beth Ehemann’s Cherry Creek series (Montlake Romance), Lori Anne Bailey’s Highland Pride series (Entangled Select Historical), Dylann Crush’s Holiday Texas series (Sourcebooks Casablanca), Katie Allen’s 11 book back list and brand new 3 book series (Carina Press), Katie Ruggle’s Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters series (Sourcebooks Casablanca), Emily Albright’s Perfect Harmony (Amberjack), Katie Ruggle’s 4th Rocky Mountain K-9 Unit book (Sourcebooks Casablanca), Amber Lynn Natusch’s Dare to Tell a Lie (Tor Teen), Katie Ruggle’s Christmas Search and Rescue/K9 novel (Sourcebooks), Jade Chandler’s Brotherhood Investigations (Carina Press), Dawn Luedecke’s Montana Mountain Series (Lyrical/Kensington),


She’s particularly on the hunt for:

Diverse and Own Voices contemporary women’s fiction and romance.

Non-regency historical romance.

light contemporary women’s fiction.

Historical women’s fiction with romantic elements.


Submission Guidelines

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Guidelines & Details

Vital Info

Fiction: Commercial, Erotica, Fantasy, Historical, Military, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Women’s Fiction

Favorite sub-genres:
I’d like the next…


Alyssa Cole

Sonali Dev

My favorites include…

The Blue Castle

The Last Summer (Of you and Me)

The Sea of Tranquility

The Originals


The 100

Law and Order SVU

Parks and Rec

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