Agents Juliet Mushens and Robert Caskie have formed their own agency: Caskie Mushens Ltd.

Mushens will continue to represent a range of commercial fiction and non-fiction and is looking to expand her list further. Her target genres are crime, thriller, psychological thriller, YA, reading group fiction, ghost stories, historical fiction, SF and fantasy.

Caskie’s new list will focus on “writers with passion and commitment who have something to say about life and the world we live in”.

Caskie said: “I have represented a tremendously eclectic and gifted list of writers over the years which has allowed me to work not only in publishing but also journalism, film and television too and I am looking forward to using all this experience in our new venture. Taking a few months off last year allowed me to focus on what I wanted to do next and I came to the realisation that it needed to be something simple, pared down and totally author centric, so setting up an agency was the ideal solution. I have always had huge admiration and fondness for Juliet and can think of no better a person to have as a business partner. She is such a talented agent who commits totally to each and every writer she represents. It is a time of great opportunity for writers, in all media, and one of our primary aims is to help them utilise fully all the new avenues available for their content.”

Mushens said: “Owning my own agency has always been a dream of mine and I am thrilled to be doing this with Robert. We worked together at PFD and he has always been a mentor to me: I hugely respect his eye for talent, his dealmaking skills and his sense of fun. The face of agenting continues to evolve and we want Caskie Mushens to build a reputation for innovation and proactive approaches to finding talent and new opportunities for authors.”

Their website is www.caskiemushens.com.