Sunday, April 3, 2011

I HAVE AN AGENT!!!!




After months of working with Secret Agent Anna O on my book, Max and the Art Contest, we finally got the book dummy to her satisfaction and she offered me representation! That means she's no longer my secret agent. Her real identity is Anna Olswanger, literary agent with Liza Dawson Associates, in New York City. She prefers to rep writer/illustrators and I'm honored to be one of them. I'm pretty freaking stoked about the whole thing. We met in October when I had a ten minute appointment with her. I showed her a Max book dummy and she said, "I think Max is adorable, do you have anything else with him?" I looked around for the hidden camera, saying "ye-essss" as I pulled out three more dummies and 4 manuscripts. She liked The Art Contest best and we've been working on it ever since. And I mean working. Wish us both luck!

16 comments:

  1. Awesome! Remember us little people when you become famous!
    Congrats!

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  2. YAY, YAY, YAY CONGRATULATIONS! This is awesome news. I want an autographed copy. Agent Ana is one smart woman.

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  3. woooooo!!!!!!!!

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  4. Go, Dana! You have a what? You have an AGENT.

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  5. Say it loud, say it proud, "My Agent." Congratulations, and hats off to you, Dana.

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  6. Congratulations, Dana... Looking forward to seeing the book!
    KLS

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  7. Awww, big congrats, Dana! Fabulous news!

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  8. I'm sorry, I read your whole blog and don't quite understand. Who is this Anna person? What does she do? :)
    That is such cool news...and so deserved. Congrats!

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  9. So friggin' exciting!!! the moment we all dream of is upon you, this is so wonderful, congrats!!

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  10. Dana, that is fantastic!! Will you still sign my copy when you're world-famous?

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  11. Hooray!!! Looking forward to celebrating with you at the conference.

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  12. Woo Hoo!! Congrats!

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  13. Dana,
    This is awesome news, congratulations and you make me very proud of all your hard work, chin-up attitude and perseverance. Keep up the great work and looking forward to seeing you on top in the near future!

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