Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Agent Day!

So when we got wind that the fantabulous Kody Keplinger was organizing something called Agent Appreciation Day, we knew we were in. Not only do we love our agent, but you just don't argue with the 18-year-old genius who wrote The Duff.

So, Catherine Drayton, how do we love thee? Let us count three ways (she'll be happy we're keeping it to three; she appreciates brevity...):

1. Catherine uses words like "wet" when describing our titles. Yeah, we know it's not a compliment, but it's kind of hilarious, not to mention honest. Catherine is tough and fun, which is a pretty fabulous combination.
2. Catherine has a knack for making the submissions process a whole lot easier on authors.
3. Before we even knew that Agent Appreciation Day existed, she was #3 on our Top 10 Things We're Thankful for This Year List.

Catherine has been an unbelievable advocate for us and we'll never be able to thank her enough for helping us make our dreams come true.

And we're not the only authors who are having an agent love fest today. Check out this amazing list of authors who are appreciating their agents today:

Finally, some Tenners will be posting their appreciation here, enjoy!

Total writer porn, right? We'll be adding more links as the day goes on so be sure to check back. Happy Agent Day everyone!

133 comments:

Tabitha Bird said...

Well I did not know it was agent appreciation day. I'd like one to appreciate :) Anyhoo, I just wanted to say that I shout out you girls on my blog today. Just wanted to let you know.
Congrats to all those fine people you listed on your blog and their super fine agents.

juliakarr said...

Thanks for linking all of us up, Lisa & Laura! My blog link is juliakarr at livejournal dot com

Irene Latham said...

Thanks Lisa and Laura! Irene Latham repped by Rosemary Stimola of Stimola Literary Studio.
http://irenelatham.blogspot.com/2009/12/unofficial-official-agent-day.html

Jemi Fraser said...

Happy agent day! Enjoy :)

Shari Maurer said...

Lisa and Laura,

Thanks for posting all our links!

My agent is Marlene Stringer and my post can be found at:
http://www.sharimaurer.com/?p=301

Katie said...

You guys rock! Thanks for all this fun linkage! I'm gonna have a comment hey day today!!

maybe that should be hay day?

Durn, I dunno.

kristinamcbride said...

Thanks so much Lisa and Laura!

I am represented by Alyssa Eisner Henkin of Trident Media Group. Link to my post: http://kristinamcbride.livejournal.com/

Kristina McBride

Tamika: said...

Awesome idea! Thanks for including all the agent links, I've been thinking about compiling a list for when I get ready to query. Even though my heart is already set on one lucky gal!

Gerb said...

Thanks for the linkage - I'm happy to share the love for my agent Elaine Spencer of the Knight Agency:

http://tinyurl.com/y9f2kc7

Sheela Chari said...

Thanks a lot, Lisa and Laura!

Here's my info:

Sheela Chari
Represented by Steven Malk, Writers House
My blog post: http://sheela-chari.livejournal.com/96706.html

Jill Myles said...

Here's mine! :) http://jillmyles.com/2009/12/11/unofficially-official-agent-day-ode-to-holly-root/

Christina Lee said...

FABULOUS--- off to read more!!!

Sara said...

Hey there! I posted in appreciation of my agent, Holly Root at Waxman Literary over at http://sbennettwealer.livejournal.com/81392.html

A. Grey said...

You guys are awesome. HAPPY AGENT DAY ALL YOU AGENTS OUT THERE! :D

I am grateful to all the agents representing all those authors living their dreams!

I will be more grateful yet, when I can say that one of those agents is my agent... but I'm grateful now just the same. And I'll be grateful even if I never get an agent of my own because at least I'll have AWESOME books to read thanks to all the agents out there!

Shaun Hutchinson said...

Hey, y'all, thanks for posting this. I wanted to join in the appreciation by adding my agent. I'm Shaun David Hutchinson and I'm repped by Chris Richman at Upstart Crow Literary
http://blog.shaundavidhutchinson.com/2009/12/happy-agent-day.html

Thanks again!

Shelli said...

thanks for puling this together girls! I love this day! :)

Keri Mikulski said...

Great post! Thanks for organizing!! ;)

Here's my info - Keri Mikulski repped by the fabulous Michelle Grajkowski at 3 Seas Literary - http://kerimikulski.blogspot.com.

Kirstin Cronn-Mills said...

Thanks so much for doing this!! Kirstin Cronn-Mills, represented by Amy Tipton, Signature Literary, post at http://kirstincronn-mills.blogspot.com/2009/12/12-gifts-of-ya-35-one-particular-ya.html

Bettina Restrepo said...

Happy Agent Day!

Thanks to Lisa and Laura for the link up to love!

lisaalbert said...

Hey L&L! I'm late to the game but am posting my agent appreciation in a bit. Add me to the master list, okay? Thanks!!

Lisa

http://lisaalbert.livejournal.com/

Carrie Harris said...

Mine's up! Thanks for compiling these. I know what I'm doing this afternoon. :)

The post is at http://carrieharrisbooks.blogspot.com/2009/12/unofficial-official-agent-day.html and I'm repped by the fabulous Kate Schafer Testerman of kt literary.

Cat Clarke said...

Hello!

This is such a great idea! I've just joined in too:

http://catclarke.blogspot.com/

Sonia said...

Thanks for collecting all the links, Lisa & Laura! YOU ROCK! Sonia Gensler repped by Jennifer Laughran of Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Here's the link:
http://soniag.livejournal.com/277789.html

Mariah Irvin said...

Wow. Long list of linky love.

Victoria Schwab said...

Thanks for doing this! I emailed you but I'll comment here too.

My agent is Amy Tipton of Signature Literary Agency (my name is on the list, it's just not linked yet :p)

and my post:
http://veschwab.livejournal.com/128540.html

Daisy Whitney said...

Here's my agent love: http://daisywhitney.com/blog/ten-reasons-why-my-agent-is-made-of-awesome/

Bill Cameron said...

My own contribution to Agent Appreciation Day, for Janet Reid of Fine Print Literary Agency, can be seen here:

http://billcameronmysteries.blogspot.com/2009/12/agent-appreciation-day.html

Such a great idea!

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

To all the agents out there HAPPY AGENT DAY!!!

Gretchen said...

I suffer from link failage! Here's what its supposed to be!!!

http://gretchenmcneil.blogspot.com/2009/12/unofficially-official-agent-day_11.html

Ugh.

karenhealey said...

Thanks for compiling all these! My post is here: http://karenhealey.livejournal.com/838446.html

Karen Healey (represented by Barry Goldblatt of Goldblatt Literary!)

lindsayeland said...

Thanks so much for doing this! Lindsay Eland is repped by Rebecca Sherman of Writer's House!

my post is at:

www.lindsayeland.com/blog/

Serenity said...

Hi Girls! I did it too, Serenity Bohon, represented by Holly Root, Waxman Agency. Thank you so much for the list! I'm meeting agent-mates I didn't know I had!

ElanaJ said...

Man, this is complete writer porn. I'll be using this list all day, I think!

Tabitha said...

This was such a great idea!! And thanks for listing all of us who are appreciating our agents.

I did it, too, and my agent is Andrea Cascardi of Transatlantic.
http://tabwriter.blogspot.com/2009/12/unofficial-official-agent-day.html

Yay for agents!! :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

An agent to appreciate (just one little agent, Santa, please?) is on my Christmas wish list! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Here's my own contribution celebrating Agent Appreciation Day! Give it up for Michael Bourret at Dystel & Goderich:

http://dawn-metcalf.livejournal.com/56684.html

shanasilver said...

Thanks for compiling this list! It's awesome. I linked to it on my blog. Here's my agent appreciation post. I'm repped by Dana Bacher at the Stephanie Tade Agency.

http://shanasilver.livejournal.com/33025.html

Thanks!

stephanieburgis said...

Hi Lisa and Laura!

My link is up at http://stephanieburgis.livejournal.com/177950.html

Thanks!
Steph

annemariepace said...

Thanks for starting this. I love giving shout-outs to my agent, Linda Pratt of the Sheldon Fogelman Agency.

http://annemariepace.livejournal.com/203456.html

Corey Schwartz said...

Okay, I am late to the party, but I got up a semi-brag post about Kendra.

Rachel Hawkins said...

This is amazing, ladies!! Thanks so much for organizing this list! Rachel Hawkins, repped by Holly Root at Waxman Literary Agency, http://readingwritingrachel.blogspot.com/2009/12/happy-unofficially-official-agent-day.html

nova ren suma said...

This is great! I love reading all the posts and I want to take part!

Here's a link to my post appreciating my agent Michael Bourret: http://novaren.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/agent-appreciation-day/

Dan Krokos said...

My agent is Janet Reid.

http://dankrokos.com

christine said...

I am playing too...singing praises to the fabulous Krista Goering on my blog!

Lee Bross said...

Thank you for doing such an awesome job!!

Lee Bross repped by Ethan Ellenberg and my post is here. http://tinyurl.com/ya9e9ym

Shawntelle said...

Happy agent day to my agent Jim McCarthy with Dystel and Goderich: http://shawntellemadison.blogspot.com/2009/12/happy-agent-day-thanks-jim.html

Mandy Hubbard said...

Oh, I am *LOVING* this!

My agent is Zoe F. Shacham @ Nancy Yost Literary:

http://mandywriter.livejournal.com/213707.html

Kirsten Hubbard said...

Here I am, in case you see this first:http://wanderlove.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-agent-michelle-andelman.html

Kirsten Hubbard, repped by Michelle Andelman of Lynn C Franklin.

<3 thanks, Lisa & Laura!

typecraft said...

Great to see all of the wonderful women writers who are working with great agents! Here's my post about my wonderful agent, Michelle Andelman. http://typecraft.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/why-you-need-a-literary-agent/

Linda Benson said...

Yes, my agent Joanna Stampfel-Volpe totally rocks!! and go to my blog to find out why!! http://lindabenson.blogspot.com/
And thanks so much, Lisa and Laura for hosting this on your blog, and Kody for thinking it up!!

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Wow, how long did it take y'all to put up all of those links? I'm still new to html, so it takes me a while. That's dedication!

Happy day to y'all--I'm excited for you! I'm still on the other side of the process (pre-agent).

Suzette Saxton said...

My sister Bethany and I are playing too:

http://suzettesaxton.blogspot.com/2009/12/happy-unofficially-official-agent.html

We love our agents, Marlene Stringer and Brendan Deneen!

~Jamie said...

Happy Agent Day to my Agent Victoria Horn! Thanks guys!

Natalie Whipple said...

Adding myself to the list: Yay for my awesome agent, Nathan Bransford!

http://betweenfactandfiction.blogspot.com/2009/12/agent-appreciation-day.html

Andrea Cremer said...

Thanks so much for linking my post Lisa and Laura (and Hooray for InkWell agent buddies!!!!)

Lunar Amyscope said...

Huzzah! The super amazing event was pulled off! Thanks for all you did, girls. Our agents deserve it.

sharigreen said...

Thanks for compiling this list! Looking forward to reading all the agent-love today. :)

My Agent Day post is at http://tinyurl.com/agentday.

tammi sauer said...

Hi, Lisa and Laura....

This one's mine: http://tamarak.livejournal.com/260741.html

Lisa Dez said...
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HWPetty said...

This was SUCH an awesome idea, Kody!!

Heather Petty repped by Eleanor Jackson of Markson Thoma Literary... and my Ode to her rockstar awesomeness here:

http://heatherwpetty.livejournal.com/177844.html

Kiersten White said...

Here's mine: http://kierstenwrites.blogspot.com/2009/12/unofficial-official-agent-day.html

For my agent, Michelle Wolfson of Wolfson Literary.

Love this, girls : )

J.A. Palermo said...

Thanks, Lisa and Laura. My agent is Steven Chudney and my post is at http://thepaperwait.blogspot.com.

Stephanie said...

Thanks for doing this! My agent is Scott Mendel at Mendel Media, and I'm S.A. Bodeen.



My blog is http://latteya.livejournal.com

Kari Lynn Dell said...

My agent is Janet Reid of Query Shark fame. You can read about why she's the reason I'm still writing on my blog.

koakes said...

Thanks for organizing this! I'm Kaya Oakes and my agent is Michelle Brower of Folio Literary Management. My post link is here: http://www.oakestown.org/?p=412

Mindi Scott said...

Okay, here's mine! http://mindiscott.livejournal.com/133156.html

Mindi Scott represented by Jim McCarthy at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.

Tess said...

Thanks for rounding these up! I'm Tessa Gratton, rep'ed by Laura Rennert of Andrea Brown.

http://everflame.livejournal.com/549944.html

Kristin Miller said...

Thanks for the awesome job, ladies!

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Lisa and Laura! Amy Brecount White repped by Steven Chudney of The Chudney Agency. www.amybrecountwhite.com

Bettina Restrepo said...

http://naughtybett.livejournal.com/

I'm so dumb - here is the link to my agent love!

Brenna said...

Thanks for organizing all the links, you two!

I'm represented by Sarah Davies of The Greenhouse and I blogged about it here:

http://brennayovanoff.livejournal.com/17264.html

Brenna Yovanoff

Robin said...

I'm in!

My agent, Jill Corcoran of The Herman Agency.


http://robinmellom.blogspot.com

Thanks y'all!

Kimberly Derting said...

Thank you SO MUCH for the great list, ladies!!! And YAY for Agent Day!!!!!!!!

Anna said...

This is a great idea! I just posted about my lovely agent Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency at www.annastan.com

Inkygirl said...

Wow, what a great idea! I just posted about my agent Ginger Knowlton fromo Curtis Brown Ltd.:

http://www.inkygirl.com/happy-agent-appreciation-day-ginger-knowlton/

Jill Kemerer said...

Wow!! That's a LOT of agent love!

Have a terrific weekend!

Karen Mahoney said...

Yay!! Thanks for this. :)

I actually DID manage to join in. I gave up on my blogging vacation for December. I am weak... LOL.

http://kaz-mahoney.livejournal.com/222194.html

Karen Mahoney, repped by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Literary Agency.

Cheers,
Kaz

Alison said...

I wrote a post about my wonderful agent, Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency... you can read it at LiveJournal or Blogger!

Lauren Barnholdt said...

So awesome, thank you for putting these all in one place!

I blogged about my agent Alyssa Eisner Henkin here:

http://laurenbarnholdt.com/2009/12/11/happy-agent-appreciation-day/

Daisy Whitney said...

My lit agent is actually Andy McNicol at William Morris Endeavor. (Harry Abrams is listed right now but he's my on-air agent!) Thanks for making the fix...

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Wow. You girls did some work listing all those writers and their agents. A big congratulations to all of you. And thanks for posting.

Words In, Words Out said...

My agent appreciation is for Rosemary Stimola! I did a vlog here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IXzBYZGPCY

Stephanie Thornton said...

What a great idea! I hope this becomes a tradition so hopefully I can participate next year. I'm thinking an agent is coming my way this summer- I just have a hunch and I hope I'm right!

Paula said...

Yes, this IS total writer porn. And I love it.

Showered some love my agent's way too (Jen Carlson of Dunlow, Carlson, Lerner):

http://www.paulachasehyman.com/2009/12/agent-appreciation-day-she-gets-me.html

Jenn Reese said...

Fabulous list! My post is up:

Joe Monti, Barry Goldblatt Literary: http://www.jennreese.com/?p=1451

bostonerin said...

You can add me to your list!

Erin Dionne, represented by Sally Harding of the Cooke Agency.

Blog:
http://bostonerin.livejournal.com/141695.html

Lindsey said...

This is a great post! Thanks for sharing, ladies!!

Kristi said...

Lisa and Laura - thanks so much for doing this master list. These are SO much fun to read and I hope this becomes an annual tradition.

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Thanks, ladies! I've added a post about my agent, Michelle Humphrey, over at my blog.

R.J. Anderson said...

I'm appreciating my agent today as well! R.J. Anderson, repped by Josh Adams of Adams Literary.

Kody Keplinger said...

Thanks LiiLa for doing all of this! So glad you guys helped spread the word!

Kody Keplinger said...

Thanks LiiLa for doing all of this! So glad you guys helped spread the word!

Solvang Sherrie said...

Holy smokes! That's quite a list!

Chelsea said...

Thanks for doing this!

I'm Chelsea Campbell, repped by Holly Root of the Waxman Agency, and this is my post: http://www.chelseamcampbell.com/?p=264

Denise Jaden said...

Thanks for organizing all this! My blog link is www.denisejaden.com/Blog.html

Hélène Boudreau said...

I can't resist since, like many of you, I think my agent rocks!

Helene Boudreau repped by Lauren MacLeod of The Strothman Agency:

http://www.heleneboudreau.com/?p=876

Suzette Saxton said...

Big smoochies to LiLa for setting up all the links. (I'll bet it's an unexpectedly busy day for you!)

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

edithspage said...

Me too, me too! Edith Cohn repped by Jennifer Mattson of Andrea Brown Lit. Blog entry at http://edithspage.livejournal.com/

typecraft said...

Hey ladies, I wrote into GalleyCat's editor about Unofficial Agent Appreciation Day and we just got a post on their blog!

Check it out at http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/agents/happy_unofficial_agent_appreciation_day_145815.asp?c=rss

Maggie Stiefvater said...

Me, me! Maggie Stiefvater, repped by Laura Rennert of Andrea Brown Literary Agency: my post here.

Mary Lindsey said...
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Paul Greci said...

When you live in Alaska you find out about things on the late side. Here's my shout out to my awesome agent, Jennifer DeChiara
http://paulgreci.wordpress.com/

Mary Lindsey said...

Ack! I made a boo boo in my prior comment.

Thanks for the fantastic post, L&L.

My agent is Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

http://marylindsey.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/my-agent-is-like/

jessica-shea said...

Thanks for compiling all of these! They're so much fun to read.

I just added mine. Jessica Spotswood, repped by Jim McCarthy:
http://jessica-shea.livejournal.com/46262.html

Natalie said...

I just wrote a post too! This is such a fun idea!

Natalie Bahm represented by Sara Megibow of Nelson Literary Agency.

Eugene said...

Here's mine: E.C. Myers represented by Eddie Schneider of JABberwocky Literary.

http://ecmyers.livejournal.com/295685.html

Thanks for linking!

December/Stacia said...

Posted about my agent, Chris Lotts of Ralph Vicinanza, Ltd.:

http://www.staciakane.net/2009/12/11/agent-appreciation-day/

psamphire said...

Coming in at 108 in the comments, here's my agent appreciation for Jennifer Laughran of Andrea Brown Literary:

http://psamphire.livejournal.com/54439.html

:)

courtney summers said...

What a fantastic idea this was! Looking at this long list of participants is making me all happy. Yay for awesome agents! Here is my contribution for Agent Appreciation Day. I'm repped by Amy Tipton at Signature Lit:

http://courtneysummers.ca/2009/12/agent-appreciation-day/

cwsherwoodedits said...

Here's to my wonderful agent, Chris Richman, at Upstart Crow Literary:
cwsherwoodedits.blogspot.com

Lisa Dez said...

That is quite the list of awesome authors sharing the agent love. You ladies rock for doing this!

Rachele Alpine said...

I gave a shout out to my super awesome brand sparkly new agent, Lion Sion!

http://freckle-head.blogspot.com/

Other Lisa said...

And coming in even later (no one informed me of this holiday...), a shout-out to my agent, Nathan Bransford (y'all know where to find him) at Curtis Brown LTD.

Lisa Brackmann

(debut novel, ROCK PAPER TIGER, coming from Soho Press, June 2010)

Other Lisa said...

p.s. you will find my blog at my profile. Website here.

elissacruz said...

Thanks for being the link that links our links together!

My agent: Josh Getzler of Russell & Volkening, Inc.

My blog post: http://elissacruz.livejournal.com/26853.html

Joanna said...

UAAD was wonderful (aside from the fact that every agent I talked to suddenly became sheepish and turned pink).

Thank you girls so much for helping to spread the love!

Realm Lovejoy said...

Awesome links, Lisa and Laura! Thank you.

JennyMac said...

Writer porn...Im in! And what an awesome idea L&L.

Jennifer Duddy Gill said...

I jumped in a day late to share my agent love. Reading all the posts has been great fun!

Sarah Laurence said...

What a wonderful idea! Thanks so much for hosting. I'm a day late, but here's the link to my Agent Day post:

http://blog.sarahlaurence.com/2009/12/agent-appreciation-day-jean-naggar.html


Sarah Laurence represented by Jean Naggar, Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency

nancy-v said...

Hurray to Kody for thinking up Agent Appreciation Day. Has Hallmark been informed? lol

Thanks for linking all of this together, Lisa and Laura.

Here's mine:
http://nancy-v.livejournal.com/

-Nancy Viau

Kristin said...

You guys rock.

Victoria Schwab said...

Thank you so much for organizing the names, girls!!

Alissa said...

This doesn't really have anything to do with agents, even though they are obviously awesome people deserving of love and appreciation.

I just wanted to let you know I have nominated your always entertaining blog for an award. More info is here:

http://slightlymorethandirt.blogspot.com/2009/12/post-where-i-catch-up-on-those-blog.html

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

I have another award for you!

http://frankiediane.blogspot.com/2009/12/youll-enjoy-this.html

Jeannie Lin said...

Oh no! I didn't realize Friday was agent day. I feel like I've forgotten mum's birthday -- I should have posted something nice about Gail. Can I rewind myself back to Friday?

This teaches me not to skip the Lisa & Laura blog.

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Caroline Starr Rose said...

Just wanted you to know I'm still getting hits from this post. Thanks for all the work you two put in here!

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