Our Secret Agent contests continue to bring successes, both directly and indirectly. Our first success of 2012 is an indirect SA success story, best told in the author's own words:
I entered one of the Secret Agent contests in 2011 in the hopes of getting feedback on the opening of my newly completed manuscript. I didn’t expect to place in the contest, so I was pleasantly surprised when I did. A few days later, Authoress contacted me to tell me that another agent had also read my entry with interest and put me in touch with them. Fast forward several months—and more than several rewrites—and I received an offer of representation from a fabulous agent. This was followed the next day by another offer of representation by the SA from the contest. After speaking with the agents, who were both amazing, I made the choice that was the best fit for me. I’m thrilled to announce that I’m represented by Jessica Regel from the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency. You can read my official “How I Got My Agent” post over at Sisters in Scribe for those who are interested. I want to thank Authoress for all she does for the writing community. She gives so much of her time to help others and has inspired me to pay it forward. I’ll be doing query critiques, book giveaways, and a Q & A with my agent to help my fellow writers out there. Thanks, Authoress!
Kristi V. Helvig