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Literary Agent and Director

Vicki has worked in the publishing industry for over 40 years.

She started her career in the sales and marketing department of Heinemann Education before taking on the role of Educational Publisher.  She developed the successful children’s list at Reed Publishing NZ, where she produced many award-winning books before working as Children’s Publisher at Penguin and then Associate Publisher at Harper Collins NZ.

After four years as a literary agent with Wordlink Literary, Vicki started High Spot Literary with business partner and fellow agent Nadine Rubin Nathan where she continues to pursue her interest in working with talented authors across a range of genres – in particular high quality non-fiction, commercial women's fiction, crime and thrillers. 

Note: Vicki will not be taking on any new authors in 2024.


Literary Agent and Director


Nadine has over 25 years of experience in publishing. She was editor in chief of ELLE in South Africa, an editor at Harper’s Bazaar and the New York Post in New York and a senior book editor at Assouline Publishing in New York. Nadine has written two travel guides, one children’s book, and collaborated on photography books. She has a MA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. 

Nadine co-founded High Spot Literary with business partner and fellow agent Vicki Marsdon in 2018. She represents a small group of authors and manages the social media and PR for the agency. 

Note: Nadine will not be taking on any new authors in 2024.


Literary Agent 


Catherine has a background in education, communications and public relations and a PhD from Massey University. Since 2014, she has co-directed the annual Hamilton Book Month and has worked with the Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival as a publicist.

She is experienced in liaising with publishers, publicists, authors and illustrators and is passionate about supporting authors. Catherine is also a published nonfiction author who works as a freelance editor on a range of academic and industry publications. 

Catherine is keen to work with authors in a variety of genres including non fiction, education, commercial and literary fiction, crime, mystery and thrillers.     

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