Jacinta di Mase Management is a literary agency committed to the creation of quality books that engage, entertain, and inspire.
The agency represents a diverse range of award winning and emerging writers and illustrators across all areas of the publishing market including fiction, non fiction, and books for children and young adults.
Jacinta di Mase
Founder, Director & Lead Agent
Jacinta has a background in book selling and publishing, and worked for ten years in two of Australia’s premier literary agencies: Australian Literary Management (ALM), and Jenny Darling & Associates. She graduated with distinction from the RMIT Graduate Diploma of Editing & Publishing (1996) and studied Copyright Law at Melbourne University.
Jacinta was a member of the Australia Council for the Arts Visiting International Publishers Program committee 2013-2016. She is the past President of the Australian Literary Agents’ Association (ALAA), a current member of the RMIT Program Advisory Committee for the Master of Writing and Publishing, and ALAA representative for the Australian Inclusive Publishing Initiative working across industry to make ‘inclusive by design’ a reality for Australian readers with a print disability.
Danielle Binks joined JDM in 2016 following a successful career as a freelance commentator of Australian Young Adult literature, and chair-person of the grassroots #LoveOzYA committee. In 2017, she edited and contributed to Begin, End, Begin. The Year the Maps Changed, Danielle’s bestselling middle-grade novel, was a 2021 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Notable Book. Her first solo YA novel The Monster of Her Age released in 2021, and won in the Young Adult category of the 2022 Indie Book Awards.
Danielle is also teaching Fiction & Young Adult Writing in the Associate Degree of Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT University.
To get an idea of Danielle’s eclectic taste – follow her on Instagram, where she’ll happily point to the books she’s recently loved (but didn’t rep). Including; Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters, Harbor Me, by Jacqueline Woodson, The Sentence by Louise Erdrich, Stone Fruit by Lee Lai, The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary, The Radium Girls by Kate Moore, and The Dr Ruth Galloway Mysteries by Elly Griffiths.
Editor Karen Tayleur has joined Jacinta di Mase Management as an agent and will work closely with our picture-book authors and illustrators. Her experience spans advertising, magazines, and book publishing where she has worked with creative people from every discipline.
Karen’s extensive experience brings a deep understanding of the issues that creators face and of the changing face of the publishing industry. She is able to guide a creator’s career, offer sound and considered advice, and represent their business interests.