I have some tremendous news: I'm honored and delighted to announce that
This is me these days:
In a word: HAPPY.
If you don't have much experience with the publishing industry, you might be wondering what having an agent means. The key point is that having a literary agent, a *good* literary agent is one of the most important steps on the path to selling and publishing a book. It's also one of the hardest to achieve. Agents are flooded with queries and sample chapters year round. They have to A) absolutely love a story and B) think they have a good chance of selling it, before they can offer representation to an author. When I queried Sara with TOUGH, my middle grade science fiction project, I knew the odds were slim to none that she'd pick it up. But she did. And with that YES, my life as a writer is on a new and thrilling path.
Sara is an accomplished and well-respected professional in her field. One of the best in the industry. I'm so lucky to have the chance to work with her and I'm looking forward to learning as much as possible from her and the folks at Pippen.
Thank you, Sara. Thank you, Pippen. And thank you to SO MANY OF YOU who have made this next step possible. In particular, I'd like to give a shout out to Kim Baker, local PNW children's author, who kindly encouraged me to query Sara.
Every nudge, every cheer, every bit of query or manuscript advice, every thumbs up, and every "you can do this" matters so much to me. Thank you.
We're going on an adventure!