Oh yay! I'm so stoked to introduce you to the awesomeness of my agent, Brittany Booker today! She's agreed to do an interactive interview, meaning she'll be popping in throughout the day to answer any questions you have for her in the comment section.
Seriously, it's a great opportunity to get questions answered by an agent! So if you have any, don't be shy :)
And now, to learn a little bit more about Brittany and what she's looking for :)
How did you become an agent?
Well, I am an author also and I had sent my query to Marisa from the Corvisiero Literary Agency. While she was helping me edit I mentioned how being a literary agent sounded like fun. She said, well why don’t you come work with me? Now, here I am working as an agent for the Corvisiero Literary Agency.What are some query pet peeves of yours?
When someone doesn’t read our guidelines it makes me twitch. It’s very simple to just read them. It drives me bananas when an author doesn’t address it to one agent, also. Read what we are looking for and decide on one agent.What are you looking for right now?
Right now I’m looking for Contemporary romances, historical fiction, time-travel novels, YA commercial, YA contemporary romances and New Adult. I am not looking for middle grade, erotica or paranormal.
How would you describe your agent and client relationships?
I like to think I’m very laid back with my clients and try to talk to them and not down to them. Also, I try to keep in contact with my clients very often. I know how awful it is to wait and as soon as I hear any news I let them know.
(I'm going to jump in here real quick and say Brittany is great with communication and keeping me updated. And she always makes me feel comfortable and not like a bumbling baffoon, lol.)
What are you tired of seeing in your inbox?
I’m tired of middle grade, paranormal and the same kind of romantic relationships. I feel there needs to be a different kind of romantic relationship. Besides the boy being utterly gorgeous and the girl is average looking. Spice and change it up a bit.
And just for fun :)
Favorite quote: “Love isn’t finding the perfect person, it’s seeing the imperfect person perfectly.”
Favorite food: Fried Chicken. I’m southern. :) Oh yeah, Steak.
Favorite book: This is so hard. A classic I like is The Woman in White and I love the Hush Hush series. (I love Patch).
Thanks, Brittany! (Patch is seriously drool worthy. Mmmm... oh! Must not get distracted!)
If it looks like she'd be a good fit for you, go check out her AGENCY WEBSITE for how to submit. :)
And now it's your turn to take over with the questions!
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