Wednesday, May 14, 2008

FinePrint Literary welcomes a new client:
Michael Jasper

On behalf of FinePrint Literary Management, I am thrilled to be able to welcome novelist Michael Jasper into the fold as a new client.

Michael is a seasoned writer with several published novels already under his belt, including the recent - and critically-acclaimed - Wannoshay Cycle, as well as two forthcoming titles, A Gathering of Doorways (due 9/08) and Maps and Legends (due in 2009), both being published by Prime Books. You can read more about Michael at his website or on his blog.

For those of you out there who are always looking to learn more about how publishing and agenting works, here's a piece of info for you: Michael did not come to me via a standard query letter. Instead, Michael came to me as a referral from another fine writer, Ekaterina Sedia, author of The Secret History of Moscow. (Thanks, Kat!)

13 comments:

Josephine Damian said...

Congrats to Michael! Good news abounds!

Alert the media! It's official!

Stuart Neville, my Prince of Darkness, and the writer formerly known as "Conduit," has landed an agent - and not just any agent - but literary powerhouse and legend, Nat Sobel.

His agency, Sobel Weber Associates, New York, represents a few scribes you might have heard of: James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential, The Black Dahlia, American Tabloid), Joseph Wambaugh (The Choirboys, The Onion Field, Hollywood Station), Pulitzer winner Richard Russo (Nobody's Fool, Empire Falls, Bridge of Sighs), F.X. Toole (Rope Burns - adapted for the screen as the multi Oscar winning Million Dollar Baby - and Pound for Pound), Robert Jordan (the Wheel of Time series), Tim Dorsey (the Serge Storms series), and many more.

Oh, Nat also loves him some cats. My kind of guy.

And how did Stuart get on the Uber agent’s radar? I’m going to steal a bit of Stuart’s thunder and reveal to my blog peeps that Mr. Sobel scouted him on the Internet. That’s right – a big name agent was scouring the online crime magazines and plucked our man from obscurity. (of course I’ve been singing Stuart’s praises loud and clear since last fall when I first read his work in Agent Nathan’s Bransford’s writing contest). To those of you that don’t believe agents are poking around the world wide web looking for The Next Big Thing – here’s your proof. Here. Is. Your. Proof.

So do stop by and give a big shout out to the literary world’s best and brightest rising star!

http://conduitnovel.blogspot.com/

*shake my booty*

Having already read Stuarts’s manuscript (it already holds the distinction of being only one of four books I liked well enough to finish this year) GHOSTS OF BELFAST, I can tell you it’s nothing by clover ahead for this blessed son of Northern Ireland.

Greg van Eekhout said...

I'm a big Mike Jasper fan, so this is indeed very happy news! Congrats to Mike, and to FinePrint! May the partnership result in heaps of money for heaps of books.

mroctober said...

That's terrific news. Michael is a great writer. I look forward to more of his work. I think you'll both prosper!

stephanieburgis said...

That's fantastic news! Mike is such a great writer as well as a great guy.

Kelly Gay said...

Congrats, Michael and Colleen! :)

Joya said...

Looking at the comments so far, I feel like I'm the only one who didn't know about Michael Jasper's writing. Clearly, I need to check out some of his already available works!

Congrats to you both, though! :)

annathepiper said...

Congratulations to you both!

PK said...

Congratulations to you both!

I'm excited to find out that sometimes the regular paths to publishing are bypassed if the right person has noticed you and your talent.

And the seven-year old hold out in my grown up self is pouting because I don't know anyone who's got enough juice with you to recommend me.

Oh well, back to the query letter salt mines then....

Georgiana said...

Congratulations to both of you. Maps and Legends looks really interesting.

Richard Parks said...

Congrats to Michael! Well deserved.

S. E. Ward said...

Huzzah! Welcome to the pack! :)

hownottowrite said...

Massive congratulations to Michael! Great signing!

Scott said...

Congrats!!!