Call My Agent! Or, I just signed with a literary agent

Wonderful news – I’ve just signed with a literary agent for my children’s books. These are mostly picture books at this stage.

Logo for Rubin Pfeffer Content, a literary agency specializing in children's books. It features a man wearing many hats, balancing them all on his head.
I’m pleased to relinquish some of the hats I’m wearing to a literary agent . . .

Amy Thrall Flynn, of Rubin Pfeffer Content, is an editorial agent (what I need at this stage of my writing life) based in Connecticut. She explained this is halfway between Boston and New York City. She needn’t have – I was of course already intimately familiar with Connecticut, home of the Baby-Sitters Club!

Amy has had a career as an editor in children’s publishing, at Houghton Mifflin. She has an MA in Children’s Literature. While just starting out in her agenting career, she has brokered some exciting deals. She is being mentored by the extremely experienced, superstar agent, Rubin Pfeffer.

I’m so happy to join this boutique agency as a client, along with such creators as Patricia MacLachlan, Susan Cooper, Carole Boston Weatherford, Carter Higgins, Rob Sanders, Aree Chung, and Ekua Holmes. Oh my goodness, I’m starting to hyperventilate!

The experience of signing with an agency was thrilling and terrifying all at once. I’ll write about that in more detail later. For now, know that I was in the fortunate position of having a couple of offers. And a few agents replied to my emails. Any of you who have been in the querying trenches knows that that is a rare occurrence! And that getting an agent for picture books is quite a feat, so I’m a tad chuffed.

I know this isn’t that relevant to bibliotherapy, but I wanted to share it with the world. This is the best way I can do that! Until I make an author website (mental note: add to To-Do-List).

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