I wouldn't worry about it too much. Judith Ehrlich is very well established, and Martha would have all those contacts. If you think your ms. would interest her, I'd send it and see what she has to say to you.
After getting a partial request from Emmanuelle, I waited about 4 weeks before getting a request for a full. Another six weeks before I got a short but personal note rejecting. She did give me a referral to another agent, so that was nice of her.
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Emmanuelle Alspaugh is my agent. If anyone is considering an offer from her and is curious to know what she's like to work with (great, btw) feel free to drop me a PM or email at letters(at)alissa-johnson(dot)com. I'll answer any questions I can.
Emmanuelle is my agent. I signed with her after hearing good things from another of her authors on this very board.
She responded very quickly to my historical romance query and when she decided she liked my book she called me and worked very hard to persuade me to sign with her. Though she had not sold much Romance at the time I decided her enthusiasm was a huge point in her favor. No one had ever been enthusiastic about my work before and though other agents had also requested my full manuscript, I knew I might wait months to hear back from them only to get a rejection. So I signed with Emmanuelle.
She repaid my trust in her by selling my novel and two more to Avon after putting the book up for auction. The whole sales process took two weeks from submission to deal. Since selling my books she has sold romances by several more authors.
She will put you through an editing cycle before submitting your work. She suggested some very helpful edits and some that I wasn't crazy about but she did not insist I make all her suggested changes.
I have to add that I love the editor she sold my books to. I had lunch with the editor and Emmanuelle and I feel extremely fortunate to have found the perfect team to publish my books.