I’ve been trying to come up with a catchy literary comparison for how grateful I am to have been a part of the Pitch Wars 2015 crew. But no figurative language seems capable of producing a worthy enough description. Pitch Wars–and particularly my mentor Rebecca Wells-motivated me to make a fiercely better book out of ideas, questions, moods, and images.
You always hear that writers must persevere toward publication and must believe in the story they are telling. This is especially true in the quest for a literary agent, when fear and rejection can easily paralyze one into inactivity.
Today, I’m thrilled to be able to stand with other newly agented writers and say, You know all that stuff about perseverance and belief in your story? Well, it’s all true: I am now being represented by Alyssa Eisner Henkin of Trident Media Group. She is an amazingly talented agent with beautiful insight into the children’s book market. I can’t wait to dig in to improvements and revisions as we begin to work together in the New Year!