Sunday, April 26, 2009

Anna Webman, Literary Agent Extraordinaire

Okay, all you children's book authors. I have another inside scoop for you about an agent made of awesome. Anna Webman. Not only is she an absolute joy to work with, Ms. Webman represents children's books excusively. I had the honor of interviewing her this month for the QueryTracker blog. And now I'll share a few little-known facts about Ms. Webman:
  1. She is younger than you think she is.
  2. On the phone, she has that throaty voice that all New Yorkers seem to have (from all the pollution? I dunno, but it sure is cool!) and is a delight to speak with.
  3. She found her calling as an agent in a very unusual way (think immersion here.)
For the full story about how Ms. Webman became a literary agent, you'll have to check out the QueryTracker blog tomorrow. (Be sure to leave a comment so I know you dropped by!)

This will be a fun week on the QueryTracker blog:
Monday Anna Webman's interview
Tuesday Query jingle contest
Wednesday Genres - how to classify your manuscript
Thurday Guest blogger Agent Joanna Stampfel-Volpe
Friday As always, The Publishing Pulse with the latest and greatest

Have a fantastic week!

16 comments:

beth said...

Thanks for sharing! This is great--I love QT!

PurpleClover said...

Awesome! Thanks for the info!

Angie Ledbetter said...

400 queries per day? Gark!

Shellmo said...

I'm so glad you visited my log cabin blog! Great info on your site...fun to read. Seems ironic you visited me since I've always penned short stories for fun!
:-)

Sherry Dale Rogers said...

Cool,count me there.

Suzette Saxton said...

Thanks for your support, everyone. You're all the best!

Amber Lynn Argyle said...

You like to build walls and flagstone floors? Great! Come on over. I've got one that been 1/4 finished for about 2 years now! lol

Suzette Saxton said...

Sure, Amber, it sounds fun! Are you related to Michelle Argyle?

Robyn said...

I love this interview. Anna seems like a very REAL, person. And the MC in my MG novel is named, you guessed it, Anna. Hmmm :)

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Suzette Saxton said...

Robyn, Anna Webman is very much a real person - and a real sweetheart. You should query her! At the very least she'll like the name of your MC. ;)

Sure, pollicino, I will drop by your blog. :)

David said...

Just wanted to say thanks for joining my blog. I have enjoyed reading through yours, although I've just started scratching the surface.
David

Suzette Saxton said...

Thanks, David!

Dennis McGlynn said...

Hi Suzette and Angie,

I just sent a query to Anna yesterday (fingers crossed) and I'm wondering what I'm up against. Angie - you mentioned 400 per day. Ouch, I hope I e-mailed on a slow day.

Suzette, thank you for your blog and interview. You've been a great help.

All the best,
Dennis

Suzette Saxton said...

Hi Dennis,

The "400 queries per day" was a misquote on my part. In truth, Anna said she gets about 40 (yep, forty) queries per day. So yours definitely has a chance to shine!

Thank you for your kind words.

Best of luck,

Suzy

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