We’re saddened to share that Dawn Dowdle a literary agent at Blue Ridge Literary Agency passed away unexpectedly on Sunday from a heart attack. Her untimely death has left her family, friends, and the literary community in grief reflecting on the significant impact she made in the diverse world of storytelling.
Who was Dawn Dowdle?
Dawn Dowdle, originally from Wenatchee, WA wasn’t just a Literary Agent; she was a passionate supporter of various literary genres. Specializing in Mysteries Romances, Picture Books, Middle Grade Mysteries, True Crime and Cookbooks, Dawn’s diverse preferences reflected her deep love for different types of storytelling.
Her particular affection for genres like romance (excluding erotica), sci-fi, women’s fiction, general fiction historical fiction Christian fiction young adult, middle-grade, and young reader categories showcased her exceptional adaptability in navigating the literary landscape. It’s important to note that her interests didn’t include poetry, scripts, short stories, children’s picture books memoirs, nonfiction or screenplays. Dawn Dowdle’s versatility in her literary pursuits was evident, emphasizing her dedication to nurturing a rich and diverse literary environment.