Maile Beal joined Carol Mann Agency in 2017. She is interested in non-fiction ranging from fun and humorous illustrated books to narrative investigations of important and timely social issues. In fiction, Maile loves stories with strong, complex characters and endings she can't predict. In both fiction and non-fiction, she is focused on amplifying previously underrepresented voices and helping to diversify our collective social library.
Originally from Hawaii, Maile moved to the East Coast to attend Drexel University where she earned her degree in English. She spends her free time binging her latest TV obsession (right now its The Good Place) with her cat, Mae West. Her guilty pleasures include her favorite podcasts (My Brother, My Brother and Me, and And That's Why We Drink), nearly anything published in The Cut, videos of unusual animal friends, the dinner party episode of The Office, and irresponsible amounts of Ben and Jerry's (Cherry Garcia for celebration and Chubby Hubby for comfort).