Maggie Sadler is a writer of lyrical, genre-bending fiction living in the Michigan countryside. After a childhood spent flitting about the dense pine forests or creeping along riverbanks, Maggie followed a whisper to the windswept coasts of Scotland and Newfoundland to pursue her education in the wild and strange.
Maggie draws inspiration from folklore, sweeping landscapes, and untamed femininity, as well as the ever-changing but ever-present natural world that surrounds her home. When not writing, Maggie can usually be found exploring astride her rascally young horse, collecting acorns on hikes with her partner, or fiddling with nautical instruments.
My current manuscript explores the experiences of the contemporary young woman—the woman grappling with the potency of matriarchal influence in the quest for feminine becoming—as well as the warring desires of ferocity and softness. There is a struggle this woman faces: reconciling her interminable depths for love with her teeth and claws and treacherous, wild heart.
Editor & Literary Agent
My portfolio is varied, and the challenges of each opportunity engage my interest in learning new skills. In addition to developmental editing, I lend my eye for narrative excellence to a boutique literary agency as an associate agent. I am actively building my client list in the historical fiction, literary fiction, and Magical Realism genres. Find my #MSWL here!
My research interests are diverse, encompassing the adaptation of folk tales across storytelling mediums, nineteenth-century maritime fiction, and nineteenth-century women’s travelogues. My undergraduate dissertation investigated the phenomenon of reverse reception in the adaptation of The Princess Bride from page to screen. I have also been known to dabble in swashbuckling adventure tales.
Ever since I was young, I have always dreamed of being as adventuresome as Indiana Jones. I have since called four different countries home despite my twenty-something years. Cultivating meaningful, authentic cross-cultural relationships remains a significant personal priority. I acknowledge and celebrate diverse voices in all areas of my work and am always thankful for any opportunity that arises abroad.
“Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick.”J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
Let’s make something beautiful together