Represented by Joanna Volpe

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: 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.


Maple Lam said...

YAY LISA!!! Very VERY happy for you! I love this illustration piece too! ♥♥♥ A big congratulations! YAY YAY YAY~! :D

Debbie Ridpath Ohi said...

Woohoo, congrats!!!

JoSVolpe said...

And I'm so thrilled to have you join us, Lisa!! Love the above illustration of your "mascot" ;-)

Anonymous said...

That's great!!!! I am very excited for you! But, they, too, are indeed very fortunate to have you!

Carter Higgins said...

This is such fantastic news! Congratulations and can't wait til your stuff gets bound inside books!

Jeff DeCoursey said...

Congratulations! We haven't met, but I'm pretty sure I've seen you floating around the SCBWI L.A. conference at some point. So cool to see writers/illustrators from conferences take the next step. Best of luck!

Cynthia said...

It was only a matter of time before someone recognized your amazing talent. I couldn't be happier for you. I can't wait to see you doing a reading at Wonder Books.

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Congratulations, Lisa! Welcome to the gang :)
Joanna is the BEST !!!

Spaceman Spiff said...

If I had springs on my feet, I couldn't jump for joy any higher, You deserve this,CONGRATULATIONS!

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