Hey there blog readers!
I'm super excited to be able to make this public news. I got an agent!!!! I'm now officially represented by Joanna Volpe at New Leaf Literary & Media.
Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! (I want to put in about a million more exclamation points here, but I'm exercising some restraint...)
Joanna contacted me after the SCBWI Conference in NY. She didn't just express interest in my work, but she was also incredibly enthusiastic. After a bunch of back and forth and further conversation (both on the phone and in person) about my goals and current work, I was thrilled to accept her offer of representation. She's excited about making books, she's really thoughtful and smart about storytelling and pacing, and her comments are spot on. I'm definitely a fan. =)
Check out New Leaf's website: http://newleafliterary.com/index.cfm. The agency represents a whole bunch of really talented writers and illustrators (including fellow mentee, the fabulous, Maple Lam), and I'm so honored to be counted among them.