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Friday, December 11, 2009
Unofficially Official Agent Day!
Firstly, may I point out that today is the uber-fantastic Mariah Irvin's 200th blog post! Congrats, Mariah!
Secondly, in case you haven't seen any of the other many awesome posts floating around today, Kody Keplinger dubbed today the brilliant Unofficially Official Agent Day, a day in which we clients tip our hats to the sheer extraordinariness that is our agents. My agent is particularly extraordinary, and in true Sara-like fashion, I shall tell you why in acronym form using a word that is frequently associated with Agent Kate.
S: Supportive. Agent Kate believes, heart and soul, in her clients. That was one of the things that first appealed to me during our preliminary chats -- she BELIEVED in Stream Pirate. She saw the potential in my little piratic world. I will never be able to fully thank her for taking a chance on Yazoo and Lu.
H: Helpful. From her suggestions on how to better polish Stream Pirate to her advice in walking through the submission process, Agent Kate is exactly the kind of agent every author hopes to have.
O: Organized. I knew it was a match made in agent-author heaven when I could put "Agent: Kate Schafer Testerman, Daphne Unfeasible, or kt literary" in my little sidebar thingy. How many agents have THREE NAMES, people? And considering my obsession with neatly putting things into groups of three's, well, it was perfect.
E: Exciting. kt literary is just an all around exciting place to be. The authors are phenomenal, the news is always good and happy and thrilling. Agent Kate has created a fantastic atmosphere to be a part of; I always get bubbly-excited when I get to talk to people about my agent. She makes bragging oh so easy!
S: SHOES. I know it's cheating to use the acronym word in the acronym, but today is UNOFFICIALLY Official, so I don't have to follow any rules. And I needed to draw some attention to the freakishly amazing BOOK SHOES, pictured above, which I hereby dedicate to Agent Kate. To sum up: Agent Kate, you rock.