Ernie first joined Fuse Literary as a writer, signing on as a client with Agent Michelle Richter. Then, when his interest in the agenting side of the business grew to match his love of writing, Ernie gained experience as an Assistant Agent under the guidance of Agent Tricia Skinner. Now, having come full circle, Ernie is proud to be building his own list as an Associate Agent.
Ernie has previously served as Communications Director for Pitch Wars, a writer mentorship program, where he was also a Mentor in the Adult category, co-mentoring alongside Shamus Award–winning author Kristen Lepionka. He has over 20 years experience in business management and graphic design.
Outspoken about the issues of equality, accuracy in representation, and the raising of marginalized voices, both in society as a whole and as they relate to the publishing industry, Ernie strives to be a fierce advocate for his clients and is passionate about representing their interests and bringing their stories to a broader audience.
In his free time, Ernie enjoys sketching and painting, wailing away on his drum kit, and playing with his three amazing kids. As an agent, he is primarily seeking Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Magical Realism, as well as select Young Adult Fantasy and Graphic Novels. You can also find him messing around on twitter, facebook, instagram, and goodreads.