1) She’s tall. Really tall. And when she wears boots, she’s really, really, really tall.
3) She strongly suggests stainless-steel cookware over non-stick.
4) She has freckles on her arms.
5) She prefers margaritas over wine.
7) She’s a NY Mets fan.
8) A car once drove into her apartment, while she was in the apartment.
9) She has a bad habit of mistaking non-pregnant woman as actually being pregnant.
10) She loves all types of chocolate, although bribing her with chocolate when sending her a query letter won’t increase your chances of her taking you on as a client. (She would still probably eat the chocolate, however.)
Sara is a great agent, but more importantly, she’s the right agent for me. I think the whole “author-agent vibe” sometimes gets overlooked when authors start looking for representation, but it’s a really important part of the whole relationship. I would imagine, just as I wouldn’t be comfortable working with a lot of other agents, a lot of other agents wouldn’t be comfortable working with me. You have to get your agent, and she has to get you.
Sara gets me. She gets my work. (Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she also did a good job of selling my work, but that’s beside the point.) I’m glad that I got the chance to meet her face-to-face this weekend. I would say that Brian Yansky could give a more in-depth version of the weekend events, but HE DOESN’T HAVE A WEBSITE YET. (Is that a subtle enough hint?)