My agent, Alanna Ramirez, is the coolest. You know why?
- She is very pretty. As evidenced by this picture.
- She has a great sense of humor and actually makes editing fun.
- It’s obvious that she loves her job, and she is awesome at it.
- She has agreed to do a Q&A; session with you, my wonderful readers!
Alanna is an agent with Trident Media Group in New York. We started working together in January 2009 and we haven’t looked back since. You can find more information about her here.
I think the best way to do this is simply to open up the floor for questions. I’ll give y’all until Friday to submit a question for Alanna, and then I’ll pick several of the best ones and send them to her.
So, what can you ask her? ANYTHING! Ask her how she became an agent. Ask her what makes her read a query letter all the way through. What makes her throw a letter out? What makes her want to see more of a project? What mistakes does she see authors make when they query her?
Or you can ask her how decides whether or not a manuscript has enough potential to sell. What makes her stop reading a story? What makes her keep reading?
There is a wealth of information here, peeps, especially if you’re not lucky enough to attend one of these conferences where you talk to an agent one-on-one.
So – starting now, you have until noon (CST) on Friday to send me your questions, either by leaving a comment on this post, tweeting me @AnneRiley, or sending me an email at annerileybooks AT gmail DOT com.
I can’t wait to see your questions, and I also can’t wait to hear her answers! I hope you will find this helpful!