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How I Got My Agent Columns

How to find a literary agent — hear stories from published authors as to how they came to sign with their agents.

How I Got My Agent: Janet Fox

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Janet Fox‘s debut YA novel, Faithful (May 2010), is set in Yellowstone National Park in 1904. Read more

How I Got My Agent(s): Jackie Lee Miles

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Jackie Lee Miles is the author of Roseflower Creek, Cold Rock River, Divorcing Dwayne and the soon to be released All That’s True (Jan. 2011). Read more

How I Got My Agent: Judy Winter

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Judy Winter is a national speaker, advocate, and the author of Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs: Raising the Bar of Expectations. Read more

How I Got My Agent: James L. Rubart

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

James L. Rubart’s first novel is Rooms, a suspense novel released in April 2010 by B&H Books. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Eve Brown-Waite

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Eve Brown-Waite is the author of First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria: How a Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and a Third World Adventure Changed My Life, (2009, Broadway Books) available in paperback on April 14, 2010. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos is a two-time breast cancer survivor and penned the book Surviving Cancerland: The Psychic Aspects of Healing. She is an inspirational speaker and a mentor for We Can—a women’s self-help group. Kathy contributes to CapeWomenOnlineMagazine and many other publications/websites. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Vicky Dreiling

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Vicky Dreiling writes hysterical Regency romance. Her debut, How to Marry a Duke, will be on shelves in January 2011. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Richard L. Mabry

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Richard L. Mabry is the author of Code Blue. A retired physician, he now writes Christian fiction and nonfiction. His book, The Tender Scar: Life After The Death Of A Spouse, was published by Kregel Publications. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Marianne Elliott

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Marianne Elliott is the author of the blog Zen and the Art of Peacekeeping. (She has written a memoir of the same name.) Read more

How I Got My Agent: Dom Testa

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Dom Testa is a radio host in Denver and an award-winning young adult author. The paperback of The Comet’s Curse, the first book in his sci-fi series, is available now. Read more

How I Got My Agent: C.J. Omololu

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Cynthia Jaynes Omololu is the author of Dirty Little Secrets (2010) as well as When It’s Six O’Clock in San Francisco. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Ellen Bryson

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Ellen Bryson‘s book, The Transformation ofBartholomew Fortuno, comes out in June 2010. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Jamie Harrington

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Jamie Harrington runs the blog, Totally the Bomb. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Mark Lee Gardner

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Mark Lee Gardner‘s latest book was released on Feb. 9. It’s called To Hell on a Fast Horse: Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and the Epic Chase to Justice in the Old West. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Debra Berndt

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Debra Berndt is the author of Let Love In: Open Your Heart and Mind to Attract Your Ideal Partner. Read more

How I Got My Agent: April Henry

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

April Henry has published eight books, and will have two more out this year. The paperback of Face of Betrayal comes out February 2010 Read more

How I Got My Agent: Kiersten White

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Kiersten White is the author of PARANORMALCY (HarperTeen; Sept. 2010). Read more

How I Got My Agent: Heather McCorkle

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Heather McCorkle is a writer of all things fantasy/sci-fi, be it adult, YA, dark or otherwise. Read more

Never Giving Up: My Tale of One Novel, Two Agents and Three Continents

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Abhijit Dasgupta is the executive editor of India Today magazine, the subcontinent’s biggest English weekly. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Matt Mikalatos

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Matt Mikalatos is a freelancer, and author of the novel Imaginary Jesus (BarnaBooks, April 2010). Read more

How I Got My Agent: A.C. Arthur

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

A.C. Arthur (who also writes under the name Artist Arthur) has more than a dozen romances published in several series. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Kody Keplinger

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Kody Keplinger is a YA writer whose book, The DUFF(Designated Ugly Fat Friend), was released in Oct. 2010. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Becky Levine

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Becky Levine is the author of The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Anne Riley

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Anne Riley of Birmingham chronicles her writing journey, reviews books, and more. Read more

How I Got My Agent: Kristyn Crow

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“How I Got My Agent” is a recurring feature on the GLA blog. Some tales are of long roads and many setbacks, while others are of good luck and quick signings. If you have a literary agent and would be interested in writing a short guest column for this GLA blog, e-mail me at literaryagent@fwmedia.com and we’ll talk specifics.

Kristyn Crow is the author of several children’s books. Read more

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