Welcome to the agency

Normally, an author finds an agent to represent them, who then finds a publisher for the book. I did it in reverse. Although I had found the person I wanted to represent me, I am impatient, and sent my manuscript to Strident (who I knew, because of Lou Treleaven’s wonderful list, would accept unsolicited manuscripts), before hearing back from the agent. Strident offered me a publishing deal, and not long after that, I heard back from the agent asking for the full manuscript. The agent in question was the lovely Clare Wallace at Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency, who then signed me. Yay!

That was a very happy day for me.