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RoccoMom
05-02-2008, 01:42 PM
After receiving a very nice phonecall Wednesday night, and the Agency Agreement the next day, I'm pleased to say that I've signed with Rachel Vater of Folio Management to represent my paranormal mystery, SOAPSUDS, SEX AND SILVER BULLETS.

From my conversation, Rachel seems to be everything her clients say she is - bright, knowledgeable, and she gets excited over her clients. it's great to finally have someone like that in my corner, and I wish everyone else who's hunting for an agent the best of luck. It's a phenomenal feeling when it finally happens. I'm still pinching myself :D

Stew21
05-02-2008, 01:48 PM
Congratulations Toni! From everything I've heard about Rachel, it sure sounds like you are in good hands.

Fantastic!

Marian Perera
05-02-2008, 02:06 PM
Well done! Now go change "Desperately seeking agent" to "Found great agent!" :)

RoccoMom
05-02-2008, 02:10 PM
Well done! Now go change "Desperately seeking agent" to "Found great agent!" :)


That was the first thing i thought of, but dummy here can't remember how to change the Avatar heading.

triceretops
05-02-2008, 02:18 PM
It's in your User CP and under "edit Profile". You write in the custom user title in that blank domathiggy.

Anyway, Great Going! Great guns of Gonzo, Vater is a real class act. You'll be happy.

Tri

Starwise
05-02-2008, 02:19 PM
May I ask how long the agent hunt took? I hear various stories about partials and fulls and "agent and writer don't see eye to eye" and stuff like that. So it must've been long.

RoccoMom
05-02-2008, 02:28 PM
May I ask how long the agent hunt took? I hear various stories about partials and fulls and "agent and writer don't see eye to eye" and stuff like that. So it must've been long.


I sent a query on a Monday, received a request for the full on Tuesday. The following Wednesday she sent it back with revision requests, which I did. Then I thought of something she'd suggested in her notes that would imnprove it even more, and sent her another revision. The whole process, from query to phonecall, took five weeks.

And thanks, Tri. I changed it!

lkp
05-02-2008, 03:14 PM
That's amazing. She seems like a wonderful person. Congratulations!

Vandal
05-02-2008, 03:23 PM
Congratulations!

No need to pinch yourself, anymore.

Perks
05-02-2008, 03:54 PM
Congratulations! Great news.

Calla Lily
05-02-2008, 03:55 PM
Woo-Hoo! Congratulations! :snoopy:

lakotagirl
05-02-2008, 04:04 PM
Congratulations! Good for you!

stormie
05-02-2008, 05:22 PM
Oh, Toni, you've worked so hard and I'm so happy for you! From what I've heard, Rachel Vater is terrific. Are you going to celebrate tonight? Bottle of champagne, chocolate cake, filet mignon....
:Clap:

LeeFlower
05-02-2008, 05:35 PM
Congratulations! That's totally awesome.

JJ Cooper
05-02-2008, 05:41 PM
Sensational, Toni. Well done.

JJ

Susan B
05-02-2008, 05:54 PM
Great news! Good for you!

Pisarz
05-02-2008, 05:55 PM
Good for you. I know you've been on an agent hunt for quite a while. And Rachel Vater--wow!

Twizzle
05-02-2008, 06:14 PM
WOOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!

Congratulations!!!!!

soleary
05-02-2008, 06:30 PM
Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mscelina
05-02-2008, 06:32 PM
Whoa! And whatta agent! Congrats!

dawinsor
05-02-2008, 06:34 PM
Congratulations! This is fabulous news.

smlgr8
05-02-2008, 06:55 PM
Wonderful news, congratulations

RoccoMom
05-02-2008, 07:02 PM
Oh, Toni, you've worked so hard and I'm so happy for you! From what I've heard, Rachel Vater is terrific. Are you going to celebrate tonight? Bottle of champagne, chocolate cake, filet mignon....
:Clap:


Yeah, something now but more when/if she makes a sale :D

Kasey Mackenzie
05-02-2008, 07:34 PM
Woo hoo, Toni! I already congratulated you via PM but this deserves further celebrating. =) I'm glad that all your hard work and dedicated searching has paid off. Good for you! =)

Jackfishwoman
05-02-2008, 08:06 PM
I am so happy for you Toni! You just gave me a lift for today!!

rugcat
05-02-2008, 08:17 PM
Great news, Toni.

BigRed
05-02-2008, 09:01 PM
A HUGE Congrats!! I always get a rush from someone's success story! WTG!
:PartySmil

rachel.moore.hawkins
05-02-2008, 09:07 PM
YAY, Toni! Rachel Vater sounds like a DREAM to work with, and Lord knows she's doing a great job selling urban fantasy right now! Hope you and yours are celebrating big time!

Moon Daughter
05-02-2008, 09:16 PM
Congrats, Toni!

clara bow
05-02-2008, 10:32 PM
Terrific news! You've worked so hard and it's great to see your creative skills validated.

ReneC
05-02-2008, 11:07 PM
Congrats on landing an agent, Toni! :hooray:

Monkey
05-02-2008, 11:30 PM
Congrats! I hear that she's a great agent.

caromora
05-03-2008, 12:06 AM
Congratulations! With RV as your agent, I'm sure you'll get a super-quick sale!

windyrdg
05-03-2008, 12:08 AM
Super news. Folio is a top notch agency.

Robin
05-03-2008, 12:08 AM
That is awesome news! Congratulations!:snoopy:

Susan Breen
05-03-2008, 12:54 AM
Congratulations. That's wonderful news.

Saundra Julian
05-03-2008, 01:11 AM
How wonderful, congratulations!!

RoccoMom
05-03-2008, 01:48 AM
Thanks for all the good wishes!

Honestly, this time last year I was just about ready to hang it all up. I mean it. I was getting nowhere. And then a friend of mine read my draft (at the time it was called High Moon) and told me that he thought "it has legs." Then Fangs, Fur and Fey had a contest. I entered it, and my first five pages got into the finals. So then I started to think I might be on the right track. And after a series of events that would make a whole book in itself (Clara, you know what I mean) I just sent Rachel Vater a query on March 24th. I never expected her to even answer it, let alone offer representation.

The point of all the above rambling is...never stop trying. Never stop beleiving. It can happen, and usually does when you least expect it.

But, of course, the saga's not over yet. Now Rachel has to sell it:)

Esopha
05-03-2008, 01:53 AM
CONGRATS!!!!!!! :partyguy:

I love the title of your novel, by the way.

Karen Duvall
05-03-2008, 03:36 AM
What fabulous news, Toni! Rachel was my number one dream agent, but I guess I'm not her number one dream client because she gave me a pass. Ha! But it came with a very nice note. I think she's pretty darn special. You're a lucky author. Yay for you! :hooray:

Provrb1810meggy
05-03-2008, 03:41 AM
Congratulations! Rachel Vater sounds like a spectacular agent!

clara bow
05-03-2008, 05:24 AM
The point of all the above rambling is...never stop trying.



Never give up, never surrender!!!!

lol

scope
05-03-2008, 08:06 AM
I am represented by Folio (different agent) and can assure you that you are in great hands with Rachel and Folio.

finewritingfinewine
05-03-2008, 11:07 AM
Woohoo!! Congrats! How wonderful. enjoy the glow--you deserve it!

vfury
05-03-2008, 04:14 PM
Yay, that's wonderful news! I'm so pleased it's finally worked out for you. :hooray:

Pisarz
05-03-2008, 08:01 PM
You know, I offered my congrats already but I just read through this thread and had to submit another "wow" to the discussion. Toni, when you told me how long it took you to land an agent, I couldn't believe it. You really deserve this--I hope your book sells!

RoccoMom
05-03-2008, 09:15 PM
You know, I offered my congrats already but I just read through this thread and had to submit another "wow" to the discussion. Toni, when you told me how long it took you to land an agent, I couldn't believe it. You really deserve this--I hope your book sells!



Yeah, eleven years of accumulated rejection slips :.) So this year, not only do I get an agent, but the novel i wrote when I was in High School is also being published by Echelon Press (Witch's Pawn)

So, hang in there! Sooner or later good things happen to those who wait, and keep writing. :)

Chumplet
05-03-2008, 10:32 PM
Yippppeeeeee! You did it! And Rachel Vater??? Super! Don't forget to tell her how wonderful I am.

cate townsend
05-04-2008, 09:32 AM
Thanks for sharing your great news, Toni. You can now start commiserating in the 'for the agented among us' thread. Hope to join you there soon!

JamieFord
05-04-2008, 10:26 AM
Late to the party, but congrats! She's a great agent.

alanna
05-06-2008, 06:36 AM
Wow! Congratulations! She's a great agent... I love the books she's represented that I know of... I'm envious. :) Dancing bananas for you!:banana::banana::banana:

Brenda Hill
05-10-2008, 08:51 AM
That's wonderful, Toni. Congratulations! And great title. Makes me want to read it.

Appalachian Writer
05-10-2008, 09:20 AM
A little late in coming, but I'm sending my congrats, anyway. Way to go! :D