I'm thrilled to announce that after years of hard work (and a good amount of luck) I've officially signed with Joshua Bilmes of JABberwocky Literary Agency! That's right folks, I now have an agent.
This is a huge deal.
Joshua works with some of the best and brightest writers in the industry like Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn, The Stormlight Archive, The Wheel of Time), Peter V. Brett (The Demon Cycle), Myke Cole (The Shadow Ops and Sacred Throne series), and Charlaine Harris (the Sookie Stackhouse series later adapted into the HBO television series True Blood) to name a few. For him to make a commitment to a new writer like me is such an unbelievable honor.
One of the things that drew me to Joshua (besides hearing all of my favorite writers speak so highly of him) is that he's very involved in the editorial process (not all agents are) and has a keen eye for plot and story structure. He's already gone through several revisions of my book and has been instrumental in getting it to where it is today; which is now ready to go out on submission.
And although it's been a long, hard road to get here, there's still a long, hard road ahead. There's always work to do, but now I have one of the industry's best in my corner and I can't wait to see what we accomplish together.
Thanks to Dan Moren (author of The Caledonian Gambit and The Bayern Agenda) for the original introduction. You went out on a limb for a nervous wannabe and I owe you big time.
And thank you Joshua for taking a chance on me.