STATUS: My hand is tired but the holiday cards are done!
What’s playing on the iPod right now? SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN by Chris Isaak
Two years ago I didn’t even represent anything in the world of Children’s publishing. Now it’s what I’m starting to be known for.
I should have realized this. I love high school movies with a passion (as my husband can attest). I would say that half my DVD collection is high school movies so why it didn’t occur to me that repping young adult and middle grade would be a natural fit is a mystery. I’m just glad that Ally Carter and Jennifer O’Connell insisted on writing for that market and forced me to get savvy. Now I love it.
So genres for the 8 new clients (and funny enough, quite the leaning toward children’s!). If they’ve sold already, I used their name.
Brooke Taylor—young adult
Sarah Rees Brennan—young adult fantasy
Jamie Ford—literary fiction
Helen Stringer—middle grade fantasy
Client 5—young adult
Client 6—young adult fantasy
Client 7—young adult
Client 8—women’s fiction
And you guys know what I want more of, don’t you? Adult science fiction and fantasy. I’d love to take on more romance. I’d love to take on more literary fiction like Jamie.
I don’t suggest querying now (because we close on the 19th) but come Jan. 2nd, bring it on!
TGIF! I’m out.