One of our co-founders, Kristin Miller,
is now an agent with the D4EO Agency!
I love being a part of the online YA community! One major benefit for me—and everyone involved in the community—is the opportunity to get to know emerging and published authors and for them to get to know me. Already, I’ve been able to scout (either actively or undercover, haha) unagented writers because I’ve met them online, have read their blog and/or have had conversations with them on twitter. I will put finding and developing new clients’ novels and careers first on my list of agenting priorities, but I will also expand my online involvement by participating in the occasional agent chat on twitter and being available to critique and/or judge queries and writing for blogger contests.
yourself until recently?
Since I know several agents who are flat-out amazing, real and hard-working people (including my own!), I’ve shed a lot of my own misconceptions about agents. But one thing I’d love writers to know is that agents don’t tend to think of themselves as gatekeepers in the negative sense that term is often used. Instead, we’re eager to find stand-out works of fiction that we are passionate about selling. Every query is a possibility and we hope each one is “the one.”
and follow her on Twitter at @AgentKristin. *~*~