I have some exciting news this week. After years of running the writing race, I was offered representation from literary agent Stephen Fraser with the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency! I couldn't be more thrilled, and more shocked, and more scared, and more happy. I've been working for so long to get an agent, and now I've leaped over that hurdle, my eyes firmly set on the finish line ahead. Hopefully not too far ahead.
I met Stephen Fraser for the second time this August in Los Angeles at the SCBWI Summer Conference. He was selected as the agent to give a critique of my writing. After an extremely positive discussion, in which I explained that I was in the middle of revisions on this particular piece, he told me to send the full manuscript to him as soon as I was ready to have another set of eyes on it. He said it didn't have to be perfect. Now, the rest is history.
I've been around long enough to know that getting an agent is not the same as selling a book. It's just one important step along the way. But because of this step, this hurdle, I can really focus on my writing, and let Mr. Fraser do the rest.
Writing for children is a passion - along with reading kid's books, writing plays for kids, and teaching kids how to write!