I could not be more excited to announce that I now have an agent! That’s right, I can finally say those words, “wait, I need to call my agent.” I am thrilled to announce that I am represented by Terrie Wolf of AKA Literary Agency. In honor of this fact I thought I would share a bit about how it came to be.
I’ve been querying agents for a while and my pile of rejections is a rather large one. Fortunately, it’s a virtual pile so it only takes up a folder on my computer. One way I found to keep up my spirits during this process is to always be working on something new. I began a new manuscript in November of 2014. A month later I had a novel written. That is, I had a first draft finished. After several months of editing and revisions I was finally ready to send my fledgling story out into the world. I decided its first foray should be at Pitch Wars.
Pitch Wars is a contest run the by the amazing Brenda Drake who donates a huge amount of time and effort to run several online contests for writers. I’ve entered this contest before and although I never won anything I’d received great feedback that helped me improve my writing. With that in mind, I submitted my new work and waited. One of the judges that Brenda recruited to help her was S.P. McConnell a great artist, writer and human being. Although he did not pick my story for the contest he told me he thought it was good and suggested I submit it to his agent, Terrie Wolf. I wasted no time at all in taking his advice.
After another time of nervous waiting, Terrie called and informed me that she was interested in representing my new novel. After about two hours on the phone, I did a small awkward happy dance then agreed. Now I’m looking forward to see where we can take this novel. I want to thank all those people in the writing community who have encouraged me over the years. You know who you are, and I want you to know that I’m grateful for your support. I look forward to interacting with you for years to come.