Agent #5 on my list represents the author who wrote “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” which has sold over three million copies. Not bad for a debut novel. It’s also the stuff of dreams for aspiring writers such as myself. Most of the representative titles this agent lists on her website aren’t anything like what I’ve written, but she does include ‘historicals’ as an area of interest AND she’s in New York so she goes in my A List. This agency also represents Jesse Kellerman who writes thrillers and crime novels. Books like that aren’t usually my kind of thing, but on Kellerman’s website, he does offer his advice to aspiring writers and he had this to say:
Never give up. This sounds elementary, but a lot of times it’s easy to forget just how many agents there are out there. It’s quite possible that one will reject your book for a number of reasons while another loves it for those very same reasons. The trick is to find somebody whose interests align with yours.
It’s advice like that which helps someone like me push ever forward until I secure that elusive “Yes!”