Here's her agent story! A big applause for her, please! =)
Thank you for inviting me onto Love YA blog, Monica. I am honored to be able to share how much you and your blog mean to me with your readers, because I’m sure they feel the same way as I do.
Fate, destiny, a random series of circumstances led me to Monica’s Love YA blog. I look back on this happy circumstance and think; this was when my life changed forever. Often, we can’t pinpoint those life altering moments. Times when the decisions we made would have taken us down radically different paths.
I’ve always liked the parallel universe idea and imagine my alternate selves living drastically different lives from the one I have now. I’m not jealous of those alternate me’s. I’m happy with the choices I’ve made throughout my life, and we all know that mucking about in the past has unintended, sometimes catastrophic, consequences. So if anyone ever offered me a trip in a time machine, I’d say, “No, thanks. I’ll avoid the Morlocks.”
I certainly wouldn’t change what happened in May 2011. It seemed like a normal day. I had doing my daily research for agents to query about my manuscript, JUJU’S CHILD. I found a reference to Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency through Joyce Alton’s Yesternight's Voyage blog.
I clicked the link and presto, I was at Love YA reading Monica’s interview with Kathleen. Everything about Kathleen was what I’d told myself that I wanted in an agent. I was so excited. I immediately queried her and received a full request for the manuscript half an hour later. That night we emailed back and forth, and I fell deeper under her spell. The next morning I received THE CALL.
It was one of the most exciting moments of my life. Kathleen told me that she loved Juju’s Child, and offered representation. I found my dream agent because of Love YA and Monica, and I can’t thank her enough for that magical interview with Kathleen because it changed my life forever.
Thanks, Angie for being here today!!
That's such a wonderful story! Congratulations to Angie. I love that she connected with her agent by reading about her here.ReplyDelete
I love this story, sis! The next one you'll be telling is which publisher picked up your novel. *crossing fingers*ReplyDelete
What a great story! Congratulations, Angie! Best of luck with JuJu's Child. :)ReplyDelete
Congrats Angie! That is such a great story! I love that you think if yourself as living alternate lives...like my favorite show Fringe:)ReplyDelete
Good luck and I hope you sell your MS to a fabulous publisher!
What a great success story! Congrats to Angie! And thanks for sharing the story, Monica.ReplyDelete
Awesome! Congrats, Angie!ReplyDelete
That's amazing. I love to hear about other people's success stories. Monica has helped me and lots of other people with their writing. She's great.ReplyDelete
Hey Angie, I love stories like this. I've talked to Kathleen via the query road and she is wonderful. Congratulations. Monica, you changed your blog look. We don't match anymore. Actually my son is working on some new art for mine. I do love the new look.ReplyDelete
Monica, thank you so much for inviting me on to share my story. I really have been blessed to have such wonderful people in my life. Thank you for all the warm wishes.ReplyDelete
That's a great agency, and those guys are super nice! All the best to you, Angie! Can't wait to see your book on the shelves~ :o) <3ReplyDelete
Angie, congrats!!!! Monica is a gem and I'm so glad you guys all found each other. Much love and success with your book and career!!!!ReplyDelete
I LOVE happy stories!!!!! YEAH!!! Congrats to Angie. AND to you, Monica. How cool is that?ReplyDelete
Wow, thank you LTM, Kimberly and Lisa. Monica is wonderful. I am so lucky to have met her and feel honored that she also did a guest post on my blog. I hope you all stop by to learn a little more about what inspires Monica.ReplyDelete
Congratulations Angie! I love reading stories like this. :) Enjoy every moment.ReplyDelete
HUGE congratulations to you, Angie!!! *stands and cheers* Monica really is an angel, and an awesome resource for all things agents and publishing. What a happy story, which I'm sure will include a happy ending :DReplyDelete
Thanks, guys, for stopping by! Angie is awesome and I'm so lucky to have met her, too! :D And yes...I'm on her blog too--I just didn't post the link on the post because I didn't have it by then--I only had the link to her blog. But stop by--I'd be happy to see you there, too. :)ReplyDelete
What a wonderful story, Angie. Congratulations!ReplyDelete
Wow Monica. You're a real resource. I'm not surprised. You have an amazing eye for writing craft and you're just darn sweet!ReplyDelete
Congrats to Angie! The stars were certainly aligned for you with this successful contact. Looking forward to learning more about your book. I'm on my way to check out your blog :-)
Sweet! And that was so fast. Nothing like the slow pace you normally find in this industry!ReplyDelete
Good luck, Angie, with your book!
What a great story! A wonderful reminder that things really can change in a moment.ReplyDelete
My thanks to everyone for your comments and warm wishes. You're all so sweet, and I really appreciate it.ReplyDelete
Monica, thanks again for having me on your blog:)It's been so much fun.