I wasn’t going to announce this until further down the line but when I let it slip to one of my critique buddies – she said it was huge news and I shouldn’t keep it to myself. So here it is -
I have an agent!
Kate writes Regency novels under the name Kate Allan. With a background in marketing and publishing, she’s very new, but has some good contacts and is certainly organised. Her blog is great and she has her schedule planned for presenting manuscripts at the London Book Fair at Earls Court in April.
Kate wants to get her core clients on board before she announces to the publishing world she’s in business. Even so, just by word of mouth she gets plenty of queries! Also, according to her blog, she’s already in the contract stage with her first client!
I know it’s no guarantee of anything, but at least she can get my manuscript onto desks I couldn’t imagine getting close to. And she’s best placed to find out what the publishing world wants at the moment.
She’s been very honest with me in that Historical Fiction is not easy to sell, or maybe she meant my historical fiction! Oh well, but simply having someone running interference is a huge bonus for me. So I have some work to do on my wip, but with some honing, polishing, re-writing and editing.