Friday, December 16, 2011

OMG, you guys! The awesome Lauren MacLeod is my agent now!!


Okay, so I guess some of you are wondering if you've read this correctly—well, you did! But maybe a few noticed that a while ago I removed the “represented by” from my bio and I was only a YA fiction writer—period. So yeah, I parted ways with my former agent—who I still think is great, just not the perfect fit for me—and after that, I spent the few weeks getting dizzy on the query-go-round.

And now, after a week of tough decisions between offers of representation, I get to announce that I couldn’t be HAPPIER! Because I think Lauren is AWESOME! I love her editorial suggestions and I loved talking to her clients, who by the way ADORE her! (I mean this, because I asked three of them to tell me Lauren’s weaknesses and they said she was just perfect!). I think I’m SO lucky!

So guys, meet my agent!! (I’m stoked! Can’t you tell?) I’m now represented by Lauren MacLeod of the Strothman Agency!! =D

(Wheeeee! Isn't she amazing?)

68 comments:

  1. That's fantastic! HUGE CONGRATS!!!

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  2. YAY!

    Welcome in email, check!
    Welcome in twitter, check!

    ----> WELCOME <----

    Welcome on the blog, check!!!!

    Congrats :)

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  3. So glad everything worked out!!! A thousand congrats.

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  4. Excellent, wooo!! Go you! Hugeous congrats--that is super news! Enjoy bumping around on the ceiling for a (long) while. :)

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  5. Awww. I'm sorry we're not agency sisters anymore, but I wish you all the best with your new agent! I know I'll be seeing your books on the shelves at bookstores before I know it. :)

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  6. This is about the greatest news I could receive this month. There are really no words to describe how happy I am for you. Big, fat, juicy congratulations! Oh, and HUGS! :)

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  7. AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Happy dance for the both of you!

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  8. Woo-hoo, congrats, Monica! This is fabulous news! :D

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  9. Yay! Wow, I'm sure you had some emotional ups and downs going through this change, but it ended on a big fat high! Woooo! Congrats:)

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  10. Huge congrats!!

    I just wrote an almost identical post to this two days ago, lol

    Here's hoping we both find success with our new agents!

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  11. Wow. I missed all the drama!!

    Congrats!!

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  12. YAY!!!! SO SO SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!

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  13. GO, MONICA!!!! SO SO SO SO excited for you!!! :D <3

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  14. Congrats, Monica! That's awesome news. :D

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  15. Super Awesome! All the best in this new journey.

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  16. Congrats, my dear. Hope all works out well :-)

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  17. So happy for you, Monica! I can't wait to see your MS in print.

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  18. Congrats congrats congrats!!!

    I've been a horrible beta responder!! I'm sooooo sorry. I went through one of the busiest application seasons at work (I'm an admissions coach) and was editing 5-10 essays every day for the last month. I thought about you all the time and felt horrible!

    Let me know if you have an updated MS you want me to look at (it was the first 7 or 7500 words I think?) or if you just want me to review the old one.

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  19. CONGRATS! :) A nice way to roll into the holidays and start a new year.

    Celebratory hugs,
    Lola

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  20. I couldn't be happier for both of you! It couldn't have happened to a nicer person! (((Hugs))) You totally deserve it! Next - a BOOK DEAL!!! :)

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  21. Wow! That is A*W*E*S*O*M*E!! ~Cheers:):)

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  22. Awww, I'm beyond excited! Thanks so much you guys for stopping by!! This means the world to me!! *wipes eyes* <333

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  23. Congratulations! That's awesome news!!

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  24. Congrats!! Awesome news!! Love hearing this!! Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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  25. Popped over from Twitter to say huge congrats! Lauren is just plain awesome. :-)

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  26. That's awesome. Congratulations!!!

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  27. YES!!!!! I met Lauren at a writers conference (she was there with Jodi Meadows) and she is fabulous! So glad things worked out this way for you!

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  28. Whoo hoo! Huge congratulations! I'm so happy for you. I have a great feeling about this partnership. :)

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  29. CONGRATS to you! *throws confetti*

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  30. Congratulations Monica! That's fantastic. This new year will see you as a published author, that's clear.

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  31. Wonderful news Monica! Congratulations and lots and lots of good luck getting that book published! Happy new year!

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  32. That's great. I'm happy for you!

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  33. I'm so happy to see you all guys here! Thanks for stopping by! <3

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  34. OMG! Monica!!! We need to talk.

    And SUPERCONGRATS! You rule~ :o) <3

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  35. Hi Monica,
    A belated congrats. I'm so happy for you:)

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  36. Congratulations!! So happy for you!!

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  37. I am so happy for you!!!! And once you go pack-you never go back-you'll always be my sistah. You've just moved on to more awesomeness. And how adorable is Lauren?? Seriously--wishing you all the best. <3

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  38. Congratulations, Monica! You obviously made the right move! Best wishes for success, my dear!

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  39. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    She's an AWESOME agent! (Heard lots of wonderful things about her). :) Sounds like 2012 will be YOUR year.

    Happy HOlidays (although I already know they will be...HEE).

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  40. Whew Hew! Doin' the wave for you. What a rush! All good things to you and yours in 2012.

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  41. Woo-hoo! That is huge! Congratulations, Monica! :)

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  42. Congratulations, Monica!! I'm not at all surprised that you found a great agent so quickly. I'll be rooting for you from the sidelines, as you well know.

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  43. Ah, congratulations! That is so exciting!

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  44. WHAAATTTT???? OMG, huge, huge HUGE congratulations to both of you! I wish you both lots and lots of success together.

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