Friday, December 11, 2009

Unofficially Official Agent Day

In this season of blessings, we feel so grateful for our agents.

SF and I haven't been agented for long, but we can definitely say that we ADORE ours!!!!

KATIE: Cheryl makes me feel like the most inspired soul on the planet. She's a terrific cheerleader and my brainstorming twin. We tend to think just alike which makes it oh so easy to trust her judgement when submission time rolls around. Not to mention the fact that she's crafty, strategic and uber creative. And... She just ran the NYC marathon, making her just about the coolest chick I know! Thank you so much Cheryl!!!

SF: Well, I just have to say that I adore Joanna. She is enthusiastic, encouraging, and dead-on with her comments and suggestions. I can't say enough about how wonderful she is, but the very best thing that she has done for me has been to bring the FUN back into this whole process. I mean, I'm writing and illustrating picture books for children--it's supposed to be a wacky, wild ride . . . not something to sit around and ponder over while sipping cognac.

Jo has given me such a boost of enthusiasm, and I am once again pumped about working on my books. After a bit of a crazy agent search, I feel like I have met my perfect match!

This is what we used to think agents were.

Now we know better :-)

And we're not the only thankful chaps. Check out all these writers who love their agents too!
And thanks Lisa and Laura for posting the master list!!!

And a HUGE thanks to Kody for organizing this blessed event :-) Thanks y'all!


Kody Keplinger said...

Aw!!! I'm so glad you guys are in on agent day! Nice to meet you!

I"m also with Joanna SV - and TOTALLY agree with you, SF. She brings in the fun!

Solvang Sherrie said...

It's supposed to be fun, but a little cognac every once in a while doesn't hurt :)

You ladies are lucky to be repped by such great people. Congratulations!

Maureen Hume said...

Yaaaay or Agents Day!! I've met one or two super cool agents, but I've yet to meet my perfect match. I know it'll happen some day so it's all good experience in between. I love SF's comment about Joanna bringing the fun back to writing because sometimes it can becomes a darn and if Joanna makes it right again then she's a true gem.

ElanaJ said...

I love how you guys did both agents in one post. And both agents rock. Happy Agent Day!

Emily J. Griffin said...

*sings* secret agent day, secret agent day...

glad you ladies, and all of the rest of the list, have great agents and amazing futures. well deserved.

Tere Kirkland said...

Happy Agents Appreciation Day. Y'all are repped by the best!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Another blog for me to post the word "jealous" on today - esp. of you, SF, because I'm a picture book/chapter book girl! ;-)

I see you've reached 100 followers - AWESOME! Congratulations!

Suzette Saxton said...

So glad you've found that perfect match! And you've reached 100 followers today - congrats on that, too!

Joanna said...


You guys rock! Me and Cheryl are lucky gals.

Thank you so much.

Bethany Wiggins said...

What awesome agents! I'm so glad agents aren't what they first seem.

Keri Mikulski said...

Great post.. Love the secret agent pic. :)

nova ren suma said...

This is great! Congrats on having such perfect agents. And the pic is awesome. :)

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