Monica Rodriguez is the Director of Brand Management at Context Literary Agency and has over 10 years of marketing experience. With a degree in public relations from The University of Texas at Austin, she started her marketing career supporting non-profits and the arts. After gaining experience at an advertising agency, she worked on multi-million dollar advertising campaigns within the tourism industry for over five years. At Context, she helps authors connect with partnerships that enhance their writing careers, supporting their books before and after they’ve hit the shelves.
Her love for books can be traced back to elementary school, where the best days were spent attending book fairs and author readings. In addition to her brand management role, Monica is a Junior Agent with a mission to help uplift underrepresented voices in publishing, specifically within the Latinx community. In children’s literature, she is actively looking for PB, MG, YA & Graphic Novels. She is also open to adult and non-fiction submissions.
Today, Monica spends her free time in Austin’s public libraries, reading outside, or snuggling with her dog Jude. She is the creator of Find A Lovely Life, a lovely place focused on self-love, mental health, and life advice. She is also an author and contributes to online outlets covering her favorite tv shows and movies. Find her social @loveleemonicaa.