Cassie Hanjian

DeFiore & Company

My Manuscript Wish List®

I’m always looking for compelling prescriptive nonfiction with new or counterintuitive ideas that will help improve readers’ lives for the better. Specializing in the areas of mind/body/spirit, health and wellness, self-help, inspiration, and Christian interest, I am committed to helping thought leaders with revolutionary concepts develop literary content that lasts the test of time.

On the fiction side, I’d particularly like to find a family saga from an underrepresented culture or cultures. Because of my part-Armenian heritage, I think it’s important to educate others about the history and circumstances of other peoples from around the world, and showing others the similarities in our humanity through fiction is often one of the best ways to do this. I also love tear-jerking commercial women’s fiction with a big hook at the center of it; if you think it will make me cry, send it my way! And I’m always on the hunt for well-plotted, page-turning psychological suspense.

In the romance category, I’m seeking diverse and addictive contemporary or historical series with swoon-worthy heroes and feisty heroines. I’d especially love to find a compelling romantic suspense series that deftly blends and balances both elements with hot alpha males and women that can kick some butt themselves; if the heroine ends up saving the day, even better!

I do not represent literary fiction, fantasy, science-fiction, or children’s/YA books.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to

Please send a full query letter to along with the following elements, pasted into the body of an e-mail:

  • For nonfiction, please include the overview and marketing/publicity sections of your proposal.
  • For fiction, please include the first 5-10 pages of your novel.
  • No attachments, please.

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