I've been showcasing plenty of fantabulous agents that I would love to one day call my own, and I'm continuing this trend by writing about the amazing Holly Root of the Waxman Literary Agency. Holly got her start as an editor in Christian publishing, then entered the agent training program at the elusive William Morris Agency. She joined Waxman in 2007 and is currently building her client list.
Why I Heart Her: Because she has a heart, and I'm not just talking about that organ that keeps us all alive. Ms. Root has donated a thirty minute phone call to the Do the Write Thing for Nashville auction. As I type this, Ms. Root's donation is currently at $250--which is a bargain if you ask me. You have until midnight tonight to win this awesome opportunity to speak with her about the publishing industry. What are you waiting for?
Why You'll Heart Her: Because she compares finding the perfect query to Spidey-senses. An agent with a sense of humor? You can't get any better than that!
Who She Represents: Some of Ms. Root's clients include Kate Perry, Misa Ramirez, Serena Robar, and Rachel Hawkins, author of the new YA hit, Hex Hall.
What She's Looking For: Upmarket and commercial fiction (women's fiction, mysteries, urban fantasies, romances, and YA); voice-driven nonfiction, particularly lifestyle, self-help, and religion.
Notable Net Nuggets:
Guide to Literary Agents interview
Novel Girls interview
Booklover of the Week interview
Plotmonkeys guest blog
Magical Musings guest blog
Romance University interview
Mother. Write. (Repeat). interview
How to Submit to Her: Please click here for submission guidelines. Ms. Root prefers e-queries; please include the first 5-10 pages of your manuscript in the body of the email.
As you can see, Ms. Root has an INCREDIBLE web presence, and her clients really seem to love her. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you all! :)