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Silvia Molteni

Literary Agent

Silvia Molteni is the dedicated children’s books Agent at PFD. She is building her own list of clients alongside selling foreign rights in our children’s and YA titles worldwide. Silvia also handles all audio rights for the agency.


What I'm looking for...

I am actively looking for Middle Grade novels, strong and diverse voices with brave narratives and contemporary and realistic settings, edgy, funny and moving Middle Grade fiction.

I am also looking for YA fiction across all genres, but on my wish list at the moment is finding a great psychological thriller.

I am also on the hunt for non-fiction books aimed at children and YA – from memoirs to manuals, popular science and humorous books.

Generally speaking, across MG and YA fiction, I am drawn to voice-driven and character-driven narratives, LGBTQI story-lines and characters, endearing narrators, magical realism and upmarket literary fiction.



Silvia Molteni @sfmolteni

Tour stop #2! Come see @catwinters and I at @Powells Books, Cedar Hills Crossing, on March 4th!

Join us at 7pm as we talk all things witches, muses, mythology and creativity!

UM, Witches of Ash and Ruin has a SWEET countdown clock on @TheNovl
Now you too, can track the hours, minutes and seconds along with me, and we can slowly spiral into insanity together.
Welcome, frens.

A wonderful day for Bookbugs today @NorwichHigh with the fabulous & fun @rosswelford @HarperCollinsCh @HarperCollinsUK. Thank you for supporting your local independent Bookshop. It means the world to us. All lovely kids too. 2 signed copies of each book available in store.

We are so excited to be welcoming @OnjaliRauf to @PipersCornerSch TODAY #PCSLitFest2020 Onjali’s books are beautifully written - handling difficult and challenging themes with humour, sensitivity and warmth. She will also be talking to older students about her NGO @MakeHerstory1

#StormCiara is gone, #StormDennis is here...and #StormFrankie is on the way!

Frances Ripley has been raging ever since she was alive. But will she be able to let go now that she's dead?

Find out more about #Storm by @skinnerwrites now:

IT'S HERE IT'S HERE IT'S HERE!!! @o_refugee Aid Team website is LIVE! Highlighting how you can help make #RefugeesWelcome, as well as beautiful authors like @RashmiWriting @lthompsonwrites @andyjshepherd @moontrug supporting us! Thank you @archetypers 💕

Family secrets, circus folk and a school for misfits - a young girl goes in search of her past in this hilarious, captivating debut - SCHOOL FOR NOBODIES by @susienottbower

Kids bloggers, DM your email if you'd like an e-galley to review in May when we @PushkinPress publish!🎪

Next month we announce the winners of #StHelens #SchoolsLibraryService #BookAwards 2020

Continuing the reminder of our shortlists:

Here are the amazing #books shortlisted in the 9+ category.

A huge congrats 👏 & good luck 🤞 #BASH2020

Stop number one!

Join me on the official launch day for Witches of Ash and Ruin, March 3rd, at Chapters, Metrotown in Burnaby.

Event is at 6pm and I'll be in conversation with @RebeccaSky who will tell you scandalous tales of how we first met. It's all lies.


Please come see me in Vancouver, Portland, San Diego or San Francisco, or show up at all of them like some weird stalker. That's okay too. I will still love you.

I will be signing books and talking about my smol murder witches.

Can't actually believe the @EmiratesLitFest is something I get to do!Thank you to all the beans big & small for reading the books & making it so💕Am especially in awe that I'll get to speak to the phenomenon @EdnaAdan: a midwife who built a hospital&went on to change the world⚡

What a delight to finally get my paws on the Swedish version of Peculiar Peggs thanks to Modernista!

THANK YOU TO EVERY WONDERFUL BEAN who has sold/bought/gifted #TheBoyAtTheBackOfTheClass; donated @o_refugee;&trusted us to get your gifts to @DunkirkRefugees @MRefugeeSupport #MaisonSesame. Whilst sorrow is rife in #Calais #Dunkirk, thanks to you there's hope, warmth&smiles too💕

How brilliant to see #Bloom on the longlist for the 2020 #BBA2020 🎉🎉 huge congrats @skinnerwrites @nicklakeauthor @HarperCollinsCh

I mean . . . I would crack open the bubbly, but its dry January so instead I'm going to celebrate with a nice hot camomile tea. Thank you @fionanoblebooks @thebookseller this has made ALL THE AGONY worth it.

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RTs always appreciated!

Frankie Ripley hasn't stopped raging since she was alive...

Batten down the hatches and get your raincoats ready for @skinnerwrites' extraordinarily moving and hilarious new novel ⛈️ STORM ⛈️ illustrated by @flaviasorr

Find out more and order yours now:

Another fab review for Ross Welford's The Kid Who Came From Space in The Sunday Times:
“Welford is a remarkably entertaining storyteller" so says Nicolette Jones and you can read the full review here:

Did you know @rosswelford has a new book out? #TheKidWhoCameFromSpace 🛸 has its own universe (table) as one of our favourites this year. Thanks @HarperInsider for space bookmarks and cut outs 🌠 @HarperCollinsCh

😱 check out this jaw dropping #CoverReveal for #Storm - the extraordinarily moving, funny and original new novel by @skinnerwrites

“You were born raging, Frances Frida Ripley. That’s what happens when you’re born in a storm” ⚡️ ⛈ ☔️

@HarperCollinsCh, April 2020