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Twitterville Agents-to-Follow Cheat-Sheet Part 3

Hello my dears! Every time I’ve parked myself today to start this blog, our damn dog comes walking in with a pack of Pop-Tarts in his mouth. Like, a whole new pack of Pop-Tarts every few minutes. WHERE IS HE GETTING ALL THESE POP-TARTS!? I legitimately still don’t know, you guys… Anyway! I realized it’s been an age since I’ve done an Agents to Follow post. More specifically, an age and a half. Looking at my original posts, half those agents work at different agencies now…I’ve been slacking. My apologies. The gist here is these are agents I get a kick out of following, I list some of the reasons for those kicks, and I link to their Twitter page and agency where it’s all bold and pretty. Also, I give each of them a GIF because I’m super professional and stuff. And away we go! Jenny Bent – The Bent Agency I’m inclined to just say “For reasons.” because hey, she’s Jenny Bent, but we can go for specifics, too! Aside from running her own agency that is the bomb diggity and houses some amazing agents and clients, she’s sharp, knowledgeable, and approachable. I really dig how she’s constantly cheering on not just her own clients, but everyone in the Bent crew. Plus, she’s not just all business all the time on Twitter which gives that brilliant human side we need to be reminded exists sometimes. Basically, big fan of Jenny Bent. Peter Knapp – Park Literary Group I’m just going to level with you here… Peter is one of my favorite people, ever. I followed him on Twitter and was very impressed with him and his clients, but when he came to the Midwest Writer’s Workshop in 2014 as a faculty agent, I swooned a little. He is...

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My Twitterville Agents-to-Follow Cheat-Sheet PART 2!!!

Hello my lovely readers! Even though I put it up over a month ago, my Agents-to-Follow Cheat-Sheet is still my most viewed post on here, and I *still* get emails about it.  So, I’m thinking that you guys kind of dug it. But I realize that there are soooooo many other top-notch agents that you should be following, and so I am back with Round 2. I am this excited… I’ll note again that this is by no means a definitive list of all the awesome Twitter has to offer, but these, in addition to my last group, are the ones I have learned the most from, or that just flat-out give me the warms and fuzzies with their super coolness. Molly Ker Hawn of The Bent Agency Molly is too awesome.  Aside from working at one of the hands down best agencies there is, she is totally approachable and just generally full of WIN.  I’ll be posting a Fizzy Fangirling interview with Molly here soon, and show you even more why she is one to watch.  In the meantime, take my word for it that you won’t regret clicking Follow for this gal. Juliet Mushens of The Agency Group, Ltd. Juliet is one of my favorites on Twitter.  She’s got this feisty, badassness that is so fun to watch.  She is a great example of an agent to follow to see not only ace industry advice and from, but also to get the feel of an agent as a person.  It’s easy to forget that these are just regular peeps doing their job, but Juliet is a perfect specimen of keeping it businessy and realistic.  Plus, her fashion sense is unbe-freaking-lievable.  I came for the agenty goodness, I stayed for the shoes. John M. Cusick of Scott Treimel...

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My Twitterville Agents-to-Follow Cheat-Sheet

Hello my darling readers! It was asked of me that I write out a list of awesome literary agents that I follow on Twitter, and you know me, I’m a giver. There are TONS of agents frolicking in Twitterville, and I am certainly not claiming to list all of the Follow-worthy ones on my list.  The ones I am tagging here are the ones that I have learned the most from, or that I find to be the most approachable.  These are the peeps that taught me all the fabulous industry things over the last year. And, can I just take a moment to say how much fun it has been to find a GIF to sum up each agent?  Yeah?  Good times, kids. Sarah LaPolla of Curtis Brown, Ltd. *ahem* In a totally non-biased way, I shall say that Sarah is the dog’s pajamas.  Aside from being adorable and having fabulous taste in clients *cough* Sarah knows her shiz.  She is one of the earliest agents that I followed on Twitter and she posts all kinds of delicious industry tidbits that are completely legit.  She is one to watch for honest, straight to the point info. Brooks Sherman of Fine Print Literary Brooks makes my list because he is an excellent example of a new agent who is in it to win it.  He is very involved and easy to approach with questions on his posts.  I loved following him from the start because of how passionately he speaks about his clients.  The guy LOVES what he does.  It’s nice to see that when you are feeling jaded that all agents are meany heads who reject poor writers for sport. Plus, if you ever meet him in person, he says “Query” in a unique way.  It entertains me....

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Fizzy Fangirling – An Interview with Brooks Sherman

Hello my super awesome reader peeps! I have to say, I caught a little bit of a bug when I interviewed Vicki Lame last week.  It was too much fun.  And plus, I like to be nosy and ask people questions, so this has given me an inkling to INTERVIEW ALL THE PEOPLES!!! Today I am privileged to offer up a chat with Mr. Brooks Sherman of FinePrint Literary Management. Brooks is very good people and is one of my favorite agent-y type persons.  He’s an excellent one to watch on Twitter to learn from, and in fact made my list of Awesome Agents You Should TOTALLY Be Following.  I met him in person at the Midwest Writer’s Workshop this last year and had the honor of witnessing him blush all the reds while reading my query, and the even more spectacular moment where I watched my very own top notch agent, Sarah LaPolla, damn near knock him over while racing to get to a seat.  Good times. 1. Tell us, good sir, how long have you been an agent?  What made you decide to take on this crazy job in the first place? I’ve been working at FinePrint Literary for about a year and a half now, and I’ve been open to queries (i.e., looking for clients) for just over a year. My road to the agenting life has been a long and winding one. I have been an actor and a writer, a minion to Barbara Walters, and a cog in the Hollywood machine. I also spent a couple years with the Peace Corps in West Africa. I finally came to agenting through participating in writing workshops. I found I was enjoying working with other writers–helping them hone and strengthen their manuscripts–more than I was enjoying working on my own material. And...

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