Laura worked as an editor, mainly in the genre of popular fiction, for HarperCollins, Heinemann and Penguin. She became an agent in 1994, working with Jennifer Kavanagh and then joining MBA just before the millennium. Her clients’ work covers the whole fiction spectrum, from genre, including romantic comedy and saga, through crime and thrillers, to ‘reading group’ and literary writing. She also agents some non fiction, but would not be the right agent for science fiction, children’s, poetry or illustrated books. She founded and administered the Harry Bowling prize for unpublished fiction. Her clients have won literary prizes including MIND Book of the Year, Romantic Novel of the Year Award, James Tait Black Memorial and Encore Prizes; appeared on the Booker, Portico and Wingate shortlists, Baileys longlist and the Sunday Times bestseller lists and been adapted for TV, film and radio.