When it was time to query SECRET SISTERS, my middle grade mystery, I made a list on QueryTracker of my top ten dream agents. In the number one slot I entered this:
One by one, I sent those ten queries out. Within minutes I had two full requests. Within three months I had an offer on the table and began talking by phone with agents... but pretty much knew right away that Brendan was The One. He's witty, visionary, and enthusiastic. His emails make me laugh, and Colleen Lindsay's tweets about him make me laugh harder.
Not many people know that Brendan is also a published author, making a big splash in the comic book world with his Flash Gordon series illustrated by Paul Green.
So what it all comes down to is this: I am seriously grateful to have signed with the very first agent I queried, my #1 dream agent, Brendan Deneen of FinePrint Literary Management.
Cheers, Brendan, and thanks for all you do!
What can I say about Marlene Stringer of Stringer Literary?
Her average email response time (to me) is a lightning-fast six minutes—miraculous in the agent world—I feel so loved.
She is a deal-making ninja (one of Publisher’s Marketplace’s top deal
makers) who’s throwing karate chops for me right now.
And, most importantly in my case, she really likes my manuscript (le sigh).
Wanna know more about her? Check out this interview. And you know you want to send her a query. Because she’s awesome. So here’s what she is looking for.
And she’s awesome. Did I already say that?
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