I’m thrilled to announce that I’m now represented by Eric Smith at P.S. Literary! I’m so excited to be working with Eric — he’s a stellar agent who’s also a published author, is passionate about Young Adult publishing, and works at a fantastic agency. He’s also a super fun and approachable guy, which I LOVE! Have you seen his Twitter? He’s hilarious! It was really important to me to find an agent I could see myself happily working with for years. He’s also psyched about my newest book and other projects I have lined up, and I’m so excited to have him in my corner. So. Freaking. Excited.
I started querying my new Young Adult thriller at the beginning of September, and Eric was in my first round of queries. We’d been following each other on Twitter for a while, but I knew I wanted to query him when I found his page on Manuscript Wishlist (MSWL). My thriller has a pretty unique premise with a sci-fi twist and a dash of horror, and according to MSWL, it seemed to be in line with his interests. On this page he also says he’s “fiercely passionate” about YA, and from interviews and social media I could tell he’s well-connected in the YA community, which is exactly what I wanted to see. Later, when one of my good friends recommended I query Eric (who’d already requested my full manuscript), I knew I made the right call.
When Eric emailed a few weeks later to let me know that he “loooooooved” my book, I may or may not have bawled my eyes out.
Let’s be honest. I practically had to build an ark in my living room.
Anyway, I’m incredibly grateful to have had such quick enthusiasm for my new book, and I couldn’t have gotten there without the support of my husband Bryan, my parents, my fantastic CPs and beta readers, my writing group (CLUBHOUSE!), my friends, and my coworkers, who cheered me on and gave me the feedback that made my book a hundred times better. I know this is just the first step in a long process, but it’s the first step to selling lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of books (*wink*), and I couldn’t be more excited. Thanks Eric and P.S. Literary for signing me as your newest client!!!
Oh, and did I sign the agency agreement with the pen I got at Harry Potter World? You bet I did.
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