Jaida Temperly

Jaida Temperly

Agent, New Leaf Literary

Biography

Jaida is actively building her Adult list, with special an affinity for magical realism, historical fiction, upmarket women’s fiction, horror, and literary fiction, as well as stories with a strong mystery, international, and/or religious undertones. For example, some of her favorite Adult reads include: A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, THE DINNER, THE DAVINCI CODE, JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL, and AND THEN THERE WERE NONE. Prior to joining New Leaf Literary, Jaida grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm, studied classical ballet, and briefly attended medical school. She loves art history, traveling, logic puzzles, horticulture, and numerous other topics that come in handy for Trivia Night and crossword puzzles.