Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Good News

Lots of good news to share with you. To start, several frequent commenters have landed agents in the last month. Cambria Dillon signed with Vickie Motter of Andrea Hurst Literary Management. Here’s her announcement post.

Also, Chantele Sedgwick signed with Uwe Stender of TriadaUS Literary Agency. I especially loved Chantele’s story because her query to Mr. Stender was also her last. She was planning to shelve the project for a while and focus on other things, but she sent out one more query, anyway. Sometimes, the last query you send is the one that sticks.

Finally, Kristine Asselin also signed with Vickie Motter of Andrea Hurst Literary Management just yesterday. I like to butt my head into other people’s business, so I actually found out about Kris’s news last week. It's nice to have it out, since I don't like keeping secrets:) Keep an eye on her blog for more news about the offer and her path to representation.

Congratulations, ladies! That’s wonderful, wonderful news! (And especially encouraging for us, because it only goes to show this whole querying thing really does work out.)

Also, if you’re at all interested in March Madness, you might want to keep on eye on my alma mater. [Insert shameless plug for BYU Cougars here] While I’m a diehard BYU football fan (and I can say that, because I attended EVERY SINGLE HOME GAME during the abominable Gary Crowton era), I’m much more of a fair-weather BYU basketball fan. Fortunately for me, this has been a particularly fair-weather season. They’re currently ranked third in both of the major polls and poised to snatch a top seed in the NCAA tournament coming up later this month (so long as they win out, of course).

What’s made this team so great? For one, head coach Dave Rose has spent the last couple of years putting together an impressive roster. Every single one of these guys can shoot the ball from just about anywhere on the floor. Oh, and they have this guy:



No matter what your field is, you know you’ve arrived when they turn your name into a verb:)

Any other good news you’d like to share with the rest of us?

24 comments:

Abby Minard said...

Congrats to those ladies! How exciting for them!

Kelly Bryson said...

How exciting. I really need to follow up w Vickie Motter! Thanks for sharing some good news! Congrats to the newly agented.

kiperoo said...

Congrats to all the newly-agented! And thanks to Krista for posting the great agent interviews here to help us all out!!

Sarah said...

Congrats to all those who have found agents!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Congratulations Cambria and Kristine!! Yay!!

Krista V. said...

Abby, it is exciting, isn't it? Now we just have to wait for it to happen to the rest of us... :)

Yep, Kelly, and I'm going to keep bugging you 'til you do:)

Kiperoo, posting these agent interviews is my pleasure. Thank you for reading and commenting on them.

Thanks for commenting, Sarah!

Yay right back at you, Chantele:)

Cambria Dillon said...

Thanks so much for the shout-out, Krista! Your blog was a HUGE asset to me when I was querying. I can't wait to read your success story for BOB when an agent snatches you up!

Ben Spendlove said...

Dang it. I thought you had your own good news.

Basketball--that's the one with a round ball where you use your hands instead of your feet, right?

Thought: what if we followed writers like we follow sports stars? Probably be more like golf than basketball. Hmm. Maybe that's what I'm doing. Go Krista! *golf clap*

Michael G-G said...

That is good news. Thanks for sharing it.

Myrna Foster said...

Awww . . . I was hoping your e-mail squee went astray, but that is still good news. Congrats to the happy three and their new agents. Your blog is a great resource.

And speaking of BYU basketball (not good news), did you hear about Davies?

Carol Riggs said...

That is SO great, and yes it's encouraging to the rest of us that some writers are actually breaking into the market by securing an agent. Yay!

Lucy V Morgan said...

Congratulations, ladies! Good things come in threes :) (if only the same applied to men :P).

Krista V. said...

You're so welcome, Cambria! And thanks for your vote of confidence. I hope an agent snatches Bob up soon, too:)

Ben, thanks for that golf clap. So appropriate:) And trust me, when the good news is all mine, you'll know it. (Hint: The title of THAT particular post will be "I Owe Ben Spendlove Fifty Bucks" - if I ever make it that far, of course.)

You're welcome, Michael! Thanks for stopping by!

Myrna, I did not hear about Davies! Details, details! *rushes off to Google it*

Carol, when I first started dabbling in the online writing community, I was under this impression that agents never lifted clients out of the slush pile. Now I wonder how it happens any other way, since that's how it went down in most of the success stories I read.

Lucy, thanks for commenting!

Marybk said...

Congrats to our three MW(R) friends, and I think Krista's not far behind.

And, go Cougars!

Kristine Asselin said...

Thanks so much, Krista! I'll echo Cambria's comments--I found out about my agent through your great interview with her. So THANK YOU--you're the best. And you're not far away yourself!

Lori M. Lee said...

Congrats to the ladies newly agented! You guys are our inspiration :D

Krista V. said...

Marybk, what a lovely comment. Thank you.

Kris, I wonder if there's a future for me in agent matchmaking:) And I really hope you're right about not being far away myself;)

Thanks for dropping by, Lori!

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

Congratulations to all the newly-agented writers. How exciting! You're right, Krista, it so helps to hear these good-news stories. Thanks for sharing. :)

Amy

Esther Vanderlaan said...

Yeah- congratulations!!! I bet that is such a cool feeling to know that you have an agent!! Thanks for the news.

Krista V. said...

Thank you, Amy and Esther, for stopping in!

Myrna Foster said...

Okay, I have good news: my dad survived his heart surgery, last night, and seems to be doing well.

Krista V. said...

Oh, Myrna, I didn't even realize he was going to have surgery. That is wonderful news. I hope his recovery goes well.

Kristin said...

I've been out of town and came home to all this fabulousness! Awesome news, ladies!

And, myrna. . . so glad all seems well.

Thanks, Krista!

Kristin

Krista V. said...

You're welcome, Kristin! Thanks for dropping by!