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Tag, you're it, Paige Wheeler! Ms. Wheeler is a founding partner of Folio Literary Management, LLC--a full service agency that helps to mold the next authors on the bestsellers lists!
Why I Heart Her: She's the first agent that I ever spoke to face-to-face at a conference, and she helped me realized that agents are not as intimidating as some may think. She was warm, open, and let me ask "stupid" questions. Not to mention, it was her that encouraged me to create this blog, since she believes that having a platform can garner more readership for aspiring authors.
Why You'll Heart Her: Did I mention that she's a founder of a full service literary agency? This means that not only could she garner you a publishing deal, but she'll help you shape your whole career, as well. She'll help with marketing both your books AND yourself.
Who She Represents: Anna Campbell, Sheila Roberts, Julianne MacLean, and C.E. Lawrence among many others.
What She's Looking For: In fiction, commercial and "book club" fiction; women's fiction; romance; mysteries, thrillers, and suspense. In nonfiction, both narrative and prescription--or anything that would be "a good fit for the Today show."
Notable Net Nuggets: Here are links to some of her interviews and other info:
Writers on the Rise Interview
Algonkian Writer Conference Interview
Jungle Red Writers Interview
How to Submit to Her: Please note--she'll only accept email queries and submissions! Send the query, synopsis, and the first 5 pages of your manuscript to her at email@example.com. Make sure to include "query" in your subject line--and expect a response in 6-8 weeks!
So, now that I've done all the dirty work for you, get a move on!