Agent: Victoria Cappello

Cuyler Overholt

After graduating from University of Virginia Law School, Cuyler Overholt practiced as a litigation associate for four years before leaving the law to start up a freelance writing business. Over the next decade she transformed technical jargon into entertaining prose for a New York-based public relations firm. She finally found her true calling when she started scribbling a novel during her young sons’ naptimes. A Deadly Affection, her award-winning debut, will be reissued by Sourcebooks in September 2016 as the first installment in the Dr. Genevieve Summerford historical mystery series.


Cuyler shares a keen interest in human motivation and behavior with her husband, a psychologist, who is still working on perfecting her. She feels blessed to live in the beautiful hills of northwestern Connecticut where, when she isn’t reading or writing, she can usually be found on a bike, in the cobra pose, designing her next dream house or enjoying a good movie.