This email from Beth Hautala is short-n-sweet, but big on exciting. During the 2010 Baker's Dozen, Jodi Meadows and I were delighted (and bemused) that there were two unicorn stories in the mix. When one of the authors landed an agent, we were thrilled. How wonderful to see this author's unicorn story make it all the way to publication!
Here's the story (and a link), straight from Beth:
I just wanted to send you a little note of thanks—once again—for all you do and all you've done to help aspiring authors . . . like me.
Back in 2010 I found my lovely agent (Danielle Chiotti/Upstart Crow) through your Baker's Dozen Agent Auction. Or maybe I should say she found me??? Anyway, as of last week, the submission that garnered me an agent in that auction, found a home at Dutton Children's Books/Penguin Group. And I can delightedly point a finger back to you and applaud your influence, support, and ingenuity in making this dream of mine a reality.
Here's a link to the shakedown.