So why do I have this scene from O Brother Where Art Thou? playing in my head, you ask? Well, it's because I've had a very exciting week beginning last Tuesday that has resulted with me being signed by literary agent rock star, Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
Words like legitimate and bona fide naturally spring to mind as Jane is the literary agent for some folks like...oh...I don't know, Colleen Hoover, Heather Brewer, Abbi Glines, and Tara Sivec. I know, right? Hopefully you can now fully appreciate my glee and get on board with this whole "I'm bona fide" thing that I've mentally got goin' on at the moment. Truly though, I'm humbled and feel inordinately fortunate in this turn of events, and I'm BEYOND tickled to be part of the DGLM team, as well as super excited to work with everyone and get to know all the folks who make up this literary agency powerhouse.
Now, you might be wondering what this means to you as readers, and the answer is; aside from crush tourney winners having to wait just a teensy bot longer for me to get their prizes in the mail, not much at the moment. Me becoming bona fide and having representation just means that I have people who know what the hell they're doing and will go to bat for me if someone does become interested in purchasing the rights for the GYP series. And because I know this all most of you really care about at the moment you all can relax...with the way everything stands right now, Shark Out of Water is still scheduled to release on time, so no panicking. Leave all that stuff to me, because trust me, I excel at panicking and if anything of import does arise that might affect the release of SOoW, you can bet your sweet bippy I'll be not only panicking like a damned pro, but I'll also be running for cover and hiding from the angry mob who'll no doubt be organized by a couple of my friends and biggest fans. That'll of course be after I let everyone know what occurred to make me go into protective custody. Again.
That said though, it's pretty damned exciting news, huh? I know I think it is and even feel it worthy of mid-week cork-popping and drinking of champagne so that I can celebrate legitimately! (<—See what I did there? I know. I'm a nerd. Cut me some slack though, okay? I've been doing math today...)