Agent news! (I have an agent!)

I am so thrilled to announce I’m now represented by Beth Phelan of the Bent Agency! 😀

This was the second time I submitted to literary agents, and unlike when I queried my first novel (a horrible year or so of rejections that really washed the stars from my eyes), I was lucky enough to have referrals from wonderful people. So starting in mid-August, I had five amazing agents looking at Star Daughter, my young adult fantasy about a girl whose mother is a star, and I got both R&Rs (revise-and-resubmit requests) and offers. I’m just going to say that this was the hardest decision of my life. (People who were at Sirens with me can confirm this.)

So I won’t say the stars are back in my eyes–I’m looking at everything from a business standpoint this time around–but I am deeply, incredibly grateful so many people believe in me and my work and want to see me succeed, and I feel so loved. Instead, the stars will stay in Star Daughter! (And occasionally in my hair.)

(Honestly, I’m still in shock that any of this actually happened.)

I’m sooooo excited! 😀 Now to get revising . . .

12 thoughts on “Agent news! (I have an agent!)

  1. I Shevta, the other day I met you in cyber space. Something about your look and public persona is so endearing, I started following you. And now, I come to know that you are represented by the Amazing Beth Phelan (#DVpit creator) I am so happy, I can’t put in words. Stay blessed.
    I eagerly look forward to read your book.

  2. Shveta!!! You know I love this book so much. I can’t wait for Star Daughter to be out in the world. So much luck with everything going forward. Excited for you, friend! xoxo

  3. Congratulations! That’s awesome and well-deserved. Looking forward to reading your novels when they come out.

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