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This is crazy, but hear me out. It's a loony story. Rewind to 2011 with me.
My current agent, Rosemary Stimola, is not my first agent and I met her some time before I signed with her. A few months after my first book had released, I was in New York for BookExpo. Between promotional stuff, I spent my free time supporting my author friends who were there to promote their own books. I waited in line to get a signed book from my best friend and, because this is the kind of friends we are, I sneered to her, "Ugh, I heard this books sucks." The until-now quiet lady assisting her at the signing booth inquires about me, "Who is this?" My friend tells her my name and the lady sneers, "Ugh, I heard THAT books sucks." Then my friend nonchalantly remarks, "Courtney, meet my agent, Rosemary Stimola." And that is how I met my agent.
Fast forward a week later: my first agent suddenly leaves the business, which isn't unusual. I found myself a newly minted author and feeling quite directionless. I had a concept of my next book, but it was nothing more than that and it certainly wasn't even a proposal. I had only an idea. A few agents had heard mine left agenting and I began to get phone calls of offers of representation. An agent flew to Michigan to meet with me. Looking back, I knew I should have told these agents I wasn't ready. Everything happened VERY quickly and wildly. But I was very young and inexperienced and believed I had to make a decision. So, I sent my idea - not even a proposal, mind you - to these agents and a few others I was interested in.
In all, I had 14 offers from agents. It was an exciting period, but also very confusing and overwhelming. It was pretty much a crazy mess. Two of my best friends were clients of Rosemary's and I already knew they thought she walked on air - nay, she was the goddess of air. She's Suzanne Collins's winglady after all. Her dazzling reputation, my hilariously unwitting first meeting with her at BookExpo, and amazing phone chats with her were the reasons I picked her out of the list. I've never regretted that decision for an instant.
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