The Middle Grade Mafioso has an agent.
You heard that right. On January 9th, Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency offered to represent me and my middle grade time travel novel, Shakespeare on the Lam.
We had a tremendous conversation, in which he said wonderful things about the novel and asked me about my writing goals.
The Don's cry of Mamma Mia! is still ringing in my ears. He's even talking about awarding me the Order of the Eggplant, and giving me a year's supply of panettone.
It all seems a little unreal.
Here I am, signing the agency agreement:
(Notice all the giants of children's literature by my side?)
I want to thank you all for your support on this journey. You have read, commented, and cheered me on. I am so grateful for your friendship.
I'll leave you with a picture of the littlest author. (My 5-year old, who lamented that no one wanted to buy his painstakingly illustrated books--for $14, no less. His 8-year-old brother kindly agreed to be his agent.)
|Holding the manuscript of the next generation|
Now the Don says I have to get back to work. We've got a FANTASTICALLY Marvelous Middle Grade Monday event for the 16th, when I'll be kicking off a blog tour for the crazily good novel, Promise The Night, and interviewing the author, Michaela MacColl. Plus, the publisher's giving you the chance to win a copy of the novel. Be here, or be square!!