March 22nd, 2016 – San Francisco, California – Fuse Literary, the literary agency that focuses on technology, innovation, and expansion of storytelling into new media, today announced the promotion of Tricia Skinner from Assistant Agent to Associate Agent at the firm.

Tricia Skinner

Partner Laurie McLean recognized Tricia’s potential right away. “Tricia has that awesome blend of intelligence, hard work ethic, creativity, and love of publishing. I knew that she would easily make the transition to being a literary agent, and her first 10-book deal proved me right.”

Raised in Detroit, Tricia obtained her undergraduate degree from the nationally acclaimed Journalism Institute for Media Diversity at Wayne State University. She earned her graduate degree from Southern Methodist University.

Professionally, she began her writing career as a newspaper reporter and wrote for The Detroit NewsInvestor’s Business DailyMSN, and The Houston Chronicle. She’s covered small & minority business, personal finance, and technology.

Prior to agenting, Tricia spent 20 years in the video game industry in public relations, industry relations, and writing/editing. She is also a hybrid author of passionate urban fantasy (represented by Fuse co-founder Laurie McLean).

“Coming from the perspective of a published author, who is a true hybrid author with books published both traditionally and indie, I have an affinity for the ideal Fuse client because they are just like me,” Skinner said. “Plus my deep background in video games is turning out to be very useful as Fuse explores the expansion of storytelling into other avenues outside of books.”

As an agent, Tricia is primarily seeking romance fiction, especially in the subgenres of science fiction, futuristic, fantasy, military/special ops, paranormal, and medieval historical. She is also seeking video game stories, urban fantasy, and YA that is edgy and dark.

About Fuse Literary

Fuse Literary is a new type of hybrid literary agency, blending the knowledge and skills of traditional book publishing with the brash new opportunities engendered by digital publishing, self-publishing, ebooks, social media, and technology. The company has agents in California, New York, Dallas, Chicago, and Vancouver. Founding partners Laurie McLean and Gordon Warnock are joined by agents Connor Goldsmith, Jennifer Chen Tran, Emily Keyes, Michelle Richter, Tricia Skinner and Sara Sciuto, in house publicist Estelle Hallick, agency scout Jen Karsbaek and a variety of interns and assistants. For more, visit or follow us on Twitter @FuseLiterary.

For more information contact:
Laurie McLean,
Tricia Skinner,