Huge thanks to this month's enthusiastic and helpful Secret Agent, Jordy Albert of The Booker Albert Literary Agency.
Jordy Albert is a Literary Agent and co-founder of The Booker Albert Literary Agency. She holds a B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University, and a M.A. from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. She has worked with Marisa Corvisiero during her time at the L. Perkins Agency and the Corvisiero Literary Agency. Jordy also works as a freelance editor/PR Director. She is a fan of the SyFy, History and Discovery Channels, enjoys studying languages (French/Japanese), spends time teaching herself how to knit, is a HUGE fan of Doctor Who, and loves dogs.
She is looking for stories that capture her attention from beginning to end; stories that have heart, and characters that are hard to forget. She would love to see fresh, well-developed plots featuring travel with unique, exotic settings, competitions, or time travel. She is particularly interested in romance (contemporary or historical) and women's fiction. Jordy is also looking for YA and New Adult contemporary/historical or dystopian, sci-fi/fantasy. She is looking for YA that is heavy on romance. She is also open to YA LGBT within those genres. She enjoys intelligent, quirky characters with a deadpan sense of humor. Jordy is not looking for stories post-marriage/divorce/children, erotica, inspirational or paranormal at this time.
Thanks so much for participating, Jordy! It's so, so helpful to get a little insight into an agent's reaction to a variety of openings. In reading your comments, I learned a lot about the importance of getting the reader to connect with the character and keeping your story conflict at the front of your mind while introducing the reader to your world!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you found my comments helpful. I really enjoyed reading all the comments. You guys made some really great points and fantastic observations. I feel I learned from your comments (and all the comments) as well.