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Fun Facts On NLA Clients—Take 4

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STATUS: I have an auction unfolding later this week so busy busy.

What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? DOG DAYS ARE OVER by Florence and The Machine

Kristina Riggle—literally lives on the street one block over from where my husband grew up in Michigan. Talk about a small world…

Sherry Thomas—English is Sherry’s second language. She didn’t start learning English until she was thirteen years old. If you’ve read her, you’ll know she has a beautiful way with language that’s really stunning.

Linnea Sinclair—came to me via a referral from the amazing Deidre Knight. How cool is that for a fellow agent to recommend an author to then to have that author have such a great career? Deidre and I toast it every time we get together.

Helen Stringer—has a gorgeous British accent and a little known fact is that she has a background in film/tv. This doesn’t happen often but she auditioned for and landed the narrator job to read her own novel SPELLBINDER for the audio book version. She’ll be doing THE MIDNIGHT GATE as well. So if you’ve listened to the books, you are actually hearing her. If you haven’t picked up the audio version, I highly recommend it.


10 Responses

  1. Josin L. McQuein said:

    Getting referrals from other agents is both interesting and seriously cool. It really pokes holes in the whole “competition” assumption most people have when thinking about how agents work with each other.

  2. Martinelli Gold said:

    Its amazing to me how none of these people are really a “type.” Other than the hard-working type.

    But really, seeing this is a big reminder it’s not about “special connections” or just “really big breaks,” which is good, because sometimes a lack of those can be used as an excuse to not try at all.

  3. Lori Dyan said:

    A little off topic, but I wanted to let you know that aside from the great writing/publishing insight you offer, I’m getting some really good music suggestions. 🙂

  4. E. A. Brass said:

    That song is so much fun! We play it often in the bookstore where I work and dance our way down the aisles between helping customers.

  5. Constance said:

    I just thought I’d point out that you’ve got a typo in the title––it says “Take 3”, but you’ve already got a Take 3…

    But anyway. I’m really curious what Sherry Thomas’ first language is now. Regrettably, I haven’t managed to get my hands on her work yet. :/ But it’s high on my list!

    These are awesome 🙂

  6. Anonymous said:

    Constance, Sherry’s first language is Chinese! And her writing IS tremendously beautiful…

  7. Constance said:

    Thanks Anon 8:19! I did a little searching after I’d commented and found out. I can’t wait to get my hands on the book…