In case you didn’t know (which you probably didn’t since this is the first time ever), today is Agent Appreciation Day. You won’t find it on any calendars, but a hodgepodge of YA authors decided that our beloved agents needed their very own holiday, so here it is.
Amy Tipton of Signature Literary Agency is rad for several reasons. For one, this is her agent photo:
Secondly, she called me that winter morning two years ago and told me she loved the book I put my heart and soul and dreams and tears into writing.
Thirdly, it took her less than a month to get me a great deal with a great publisher and a great editor, Anica Rissi at Simon Pulse.
Fourthly, she has an amazing sense of style.
Fifthly, she encourages me to challenge myself and to write the best possible book I can, one that I will be proud of (not just one that’ll sell).
Sixthly, she is strong and brave and tenacious and ferocious.
Thank you, Amy, for all you do. You’re an inspiration, and I am a lucky girl to have a warrior like you on my side.
PS: Here’s a list of all the writers (and their agents) taking part in today’s festivities: http://lisa-laura.blogspot.com/
What a list! We YA authors are quite a loving bunch.