Yes, it's true! I'm delighted to announce our first official agent signing as a direct result of last month's Baker's Dozen Auction.
Author Monica B.W. has signed with agent Michelle Wolfson. Hooray!
I was privileged to be in on some of the behind-the-scenes excitement (as in, Michelle let me know she was uber-excited about the full she'd requested from the auction and I got to watch the fun unfold from her viewpoint). And I had to keep the Big Secret until everything was official.
(Could anything be MORE FUN? I LOVE running this blog!)
Anyway, here's what you really want: Monica's story in her own words!
When I heard about the Baker’s Dozen Auction, I was in the midst of querying and thought, “What an awesome opportunity!” If only I hadn’t queried most of the participating agents by then, that is. Anyway, I decided to jump in. I mean, I just couldn’t miss it, right? So, the day of the auction came, and most of the Baker’s Dozen’s cast had already rejected my query. (Insert weeping emoticon here.) I was sure I wouldn’t get any bid whatsoever. I just looked forward to Stacy Whitman’s, Jodi’s, Beth’s and Holly’s reviews. That’s it. Except some bids started to trickle in. WTH?? (if you want to see why I was so shocked, see for yourself :D) Plus, Michelle was one of the bidding agents! I was so happy!
After the auction, I sent my MS to all the agents who requested, and then waited. Nibbled my nails. Ate lots of chocolate. Gained a few pounds. Until I got this RE: email from Michelle that started with: “Hi Monica, I LOVED this.” My heart almost stopped. Really. No kidding. I kept reading, and well, I actually wasn’t imagining it! It was true. Michelle wanted to schedule THE call! And it was Michelle Wolfson, no less. (I mean, I already loved her—can’t you tell?) And you know what, guys? Pinch me. Because I still can’t believe it. Michelle IS my agent now! And I'm so grateful to Authoress because if it weren’t for her, I’m sure I’d be still querying.
Yay! Huge congratulations to both of you, and may wonderful things be on the horizon.
(Want more details of Monica's success story? READ IT ON HER BLOG!)