Before Jemiscoe "Jem" Chambers-Black joined Andrea Brown Literary Agency in 2020, she was an assistant director for film and television. Her love for books prevailed, and she went back to school to study English Literature and creative writing in fiction and earned her MFA. She represents adult fiction, YA, MG, picture book authors (by referral only), and illustrators. 


  • Romance/Women’s Fiction—rom com, paranormal, and contemporary

  • Suspense/Thriller, and a cozy mystery (think Golden Girls with a dead body)

Young Adult:

  • Romance—rom com, paranormal, or contemporary

  • Fantasy

  • Mystery/Suspense

  • Thriller

Middle Grade:

  • Contemporary

  • Fantasy: urban fantasy, paranormal—GHOSTS! And WITCHES!

  • Horror—would love any kind

  • Graphic novels


  • Creators that illustrate any age group from picture books, chapter books, middle grade, and YA

World rights to PACK YOUR BAG, MAGGIE DIAZ, sequel to JOIN THE CLUB, MAGGIE DIAZ by Nina Moreno (DON'T DATE ROSA SANTOS), illustrated by Courtney Lovett. The illustrated middle grade novel follows a seventh-grader as she prepares for the school's spring break trip, while her friends are more excited for the dance and navigating first crushes. Scholastic will publish. Publication is scheduled for Spring 2023.

Tatiana Gardel will illustrate Ismee Williams's ABUELO, THE SEA, AND ME, in which a child walks with her abuelo season by season along the beach as he reflects on his youth in Havana, sharing his life story and exploring their shared heritage. Sold to Roaring Brook Press (world). Publication in spring 2024.

Sophia Ezomoghene's THE TRICKSTER IN THE VASE, the first in the Osagie Twins series, in which the twins break the number one rule of going into baba's home office, and when they stumble and knock over a vase, releasing a trickster god, they need to somehow stop the troublesome deity from unleashing chaos in their community and recapture him before baba gets home. Sold to Reycraft, in a three-book deal. Publication starts in fall 2023.

Maisha Oso's BEFORE THE SHIPS, celebrates the achievements of Africans centuries before the transatlantic slave trade and how it speaks to the strength and resilience of modern-day Black Americans, illustrated by Candice Bradley. Sold to Scholastic (world). Publication in spring 2024.

Former first daughters and NYT-bestselling authors Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush’s THE SUPERPOWER SISTERHOOD, illustrated by Cyndi Wojciechowski, is a celebration of sisterhood, in which a girl wishes for a sister, only to be surprised when four girls move into the neighborhood and soon realize that when they combine each of their talents, anything is possible, even magic. Sold to Little, Brown Children’s (world). Publication is scheduled for Spring 2022.

Author-illustrator Jasmine Florentine’s THE ADVENTURES OF MAKER GIRL AND PROFESSOR SMARTS, in which 12-year-old best friends Yaya and Chuy prove that you don’t need superpowers to defeat supervillains; all you need is a love for physics and engineering and a knack for trouble, with DIY instructions, such as a grappling hook and wind-powered tickle machine, to Candlewick/MIT Press, in a two-book deal. Publication in Spring 2024 and Spring 2025.

Heather Powell's THE LIARS BENEATH, pitched as one teen's need to seek the truth about her best friend's death until she realizes that some lies should stay buried; and MIDNIGHT AND BEX, in which a boy narrowly escapes a mass cult death to start over in a new town and high school with a new girlfriend, except that the man who haunts his dreams is hunting them down. Sold to Wise Wolf Books in a two-book deal, for publication in Spring 2022 and Fall 2022.

Black joy!

Romance novels

Windy days

Cats and tarsiers



I'd really love to see voicey MG manuscripts and all the love stories in YA and Adult. And if you happen to be writing a Golden Girls murder mystery, I'll be your best friend!
One of my mentors, Jo Knowles, said that she looks for that beautiful page that brings what the book is about to its knees. Years later, that sentiment still holds true; I'm always on
the hunt for that
beautiful page.