I've been waiting to announce this, but now I can:
As of today, I am a literary agent with FinePrint Literary Management, specializing in fantasy and science fiction, horror, paranormal romance, graphic novels, YA fiction, and pop culture.
This all came about rather suddenly. Some of you who know me know that I have been interviewing at several literary agencies these past few weeks. I've had job interviews as well as informational interviews, and in general trying to learn as much as I can about this very different side of the book industry. Last Thursday I had an informational interview scheduled with Peter Rubie and Stephany Evans at FinePrint. I had a wonderful conversation with both of them, and also re-connected with agent extraordinaire Janet Reid, whom I'd known from her days as a journalist at Oregon Public Radio.
A couple of hours later, when I got home, I discovered that Peter had left a job offer on my voicemail.
I was utterly gobsmacked. And thrilled!
Several email conversations and phone calls later, I formally accepted the position as a literary agent at FinePrint. I started this morning, in fact!
I wanted to wait to announce the details until I knew my FinePrint email would be up and working, and also so that I'd have some time to revise my bio and write up some submission guidelines.
But now it's official. So start sending in those queries, kids!