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katdad
11-09-2004, 06:27 AM
I've just heard from the agency who was evaluating my private detective novels.

They have offered me a contract for representation, and are quite enthusiastic about selling my books to a publisher.

The agency is a legitimate one, AAR signatory, and non-fee charging of course.

mr mistook
11-09-2004, 06:33 AM
Woo Hoo! :jump Congratulations!

kevacho
11-09-2004, 06:38 AM
katdad,

Fan-flippin'-tastic! :trophy

You are where the majority of us strive to be. Well done.

Kevin
www.kevacho.com

"Write to Live. Live to Write."

"Don't forget the joe." :coffee Or, in your case katdad, down a pint for me. :cheers

Tish Davidson
11-09-2004, 06:42 AM
Fantastic, exicting news that gives all writers inspiration to keep going. Congratulations!

katdad
11-09-2004, 07:16 AM
Thanks! It's been a long road, plenty of postage spent and plenty of "no thanks" replies, but if you persevere you can do it.

My novel "Sudden Storm" will be submitted to some publishers right away. My next novel "Full Circle" is nearing completion/revision and will be off to the agency at year's end.

All my novels are in the same lineage, modern hardboiled private detective, the "Mitch King" series. I'll keep everyone informed of progress.

preyer
11-09-2004, 12:05 PM
good deal. did your search take very long?

Writing Again
11-09-2004, 01:13 PM
Congrats, congrats.

Greenwolf103
11-09-2004, 01:15 PM
Congrats, katdad!! I wish you much success! :jump

katdad
11-09-2004, 05:17 PM
"good deal. did your search take very long?"

Months. I mailed dozens of query letters to agencies. Most of the replies were simple TBNTs (thanks but no thanks). A few asked for sample chapters, and then said TBNT afterwards.

But after some considerable plugging away, a couple of agencies asked for the full novels after they had read the samples. And one agency has now said yes.

arrowqueen
11-09-2004, 08:01 PM
Wonderful! Congratulations and well done.

:clap

aq

aka eraser
11-09-2004, 08:56 PM
Congrats katdad! :thumbs

FM St George
11-09-2004, 09:28 PM
Huzzah!!!

congrats!

*does happy Snoopy dance*

:D

La Belle Dame sans Merci26
11-09-2004, 10:34 PM
Yay! :thumbs

notsosweet
11-09-2004, 11:17 PM
Wonderful!

ChunkyC
11-10-2004, 02:09 AM
Congratulations!

Here's hoping your new agent finds a publisher with lots of http://pages.prodigy.net/rogerlori1/emoticons/money8.gif for an advance!

stormie267
11-10-2004, 04:11 AM
Congratulations! You did it! :cheer

Pellegrina Leoni
11-10-2004, 05:55 AM
Congratulations!! That's wonderful. :jump :party :snoopy

cwfgal
11-10-2004, 06:01 AM
Congratulations!

Beth

novelator
11-10-2004, 10:19 AM
Good for you, my friend. Kudos to you.

Mari

Kempo Kid
11-10-2004, 01:38 PM
Way to go, katdad! :snoopy