The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Just four days before I had a scheduled trip to Austin, TX I received a resume from Rachel Brooks, an agent who represents romance, young adult, and cozy mysteries and who was looking for a new home. She currently works remotely from Texas.
After an hour-long interview during which Rachel and I had such a good time, we both realized we forgot to ask a number of questions and forgot to order coffee. If I’m having so much fun I forget coffee, I need to spend more time with that person.
Rachel began her career as an agent apprentice to Louise Fury and has most recently spent the last three years with the L. Perkins Agency. She has learned from some of the best, and I’m thrilled she’s adding her knowledge of publishing to our already terrific team.
Fiction will continue to be Rachel’s focus here. In addition to an already established client base she is looking to represent adult romance, young adult, and select women’s fiction and cozy mysteries. You can find more details about what she’s looking for in these categories and genres on our Submissions page.
Rachel joins Kim Lionetti, Jessica Alvarez, Moe Ferrara, Tracy Marchini, Natascha Morris, Beth Campbell, James McGowan, and of course Buford at BookEnds.
This is an exciting time for me and this agency I’m so incredibly proud of. I think my favorite quote so far is when Rachel said, “Some agencies/companies say they like to have fun or are a fun group, but often it seems like just an empty phrase, but you guys really seem to embrace it.”