I've been wishing the "Manuscript Fairy" would direct me to an agent or publisher who is eager to have a novel about the Arkansas Ozarks and/or carnivals --
(... you can guess what my latest book is about :O)
-- so today, when I saw a mention of "Arkansas's Hottest Literary Service Company," my heart started pumping. (Well, it always pumps, sort of, ...but not always enthusiastically.)
The ad says that "Jennifer Etherton Literary Services" is looking for authors in all genres.
Have any of you heard of this agent?
A couple of things make me wary:
1. Jennifer Etherton apparently has only one author, and that author was "published" only on Amazon.com's "CreateSpace" self-publishing service.
2. One of the "Article Writing Services" this agent provides is writing "academic papers." Her website says:
"One of your experienced writers will research and build your academic paper complete with reference or biography page within 24 to 48 hours of receiving your order. ..."
Let's ignore the typo ("your" instead of "our"), 'cause, hey, nobody's "prefect," not even agents.
The part that makes me uncomfortable is that it appears they're selling term papers. (...and in less than 48 hours, too.)
Umm, to my old-fashioned mind, that seems sorta, like, um, well, you know -- unethical !
If any of you know lots of good things about Jennifer Etherton Literary Services, please tell me . . .'cause I really need to find an agent.