Rachel Brooks Always Stays Organized
- By: Rachel Brooks | Date: Sep 15 2022
It’s time to get to know senior literary agent, Rachel Brooks! We’re drawing to a close on our meet-the-agents summer, and we hope you’ve been learning a lot!
What is your agenting superpower?
Organization! This helps me stay on top of emails, negotiating deals, reviewing and tracking contracts, and more. I love my color coding system for my to-do list too. It’s so easy to know what the day or week has in store for me at a glance! (Off the clock, being organized also helps me keep my spice rack in alphabetical order. I do not miss the days of trying to sort through a cupboard to find cinnamon or turmeric that got shoved behind something. Simply go to the C or the T section!)
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I think since I am so Type-A people don’t think of me as the creative type. But I like to paint miniatures to unwind. It’s fun most of the time, but occasionally it’s more stressful than relaxing, since getting little details correct without the brush going someplace I don’t want it to is not easy. (Especially when painting eyes with pupils the size of a needle point!)
What are 5 songs on your playlist that you listen to on repeat?
I am one of those people who needs lots of silence throughout the day. I can’t effectively read or write emails with music on, and even doing hobbies like painting, I don’t listen to background music. While there are songs out there I like, “silence” is actually the more accurate answer as to what my daily playlist is.
What are 5 books on your reading list that represent you?
I’m going to name the first five books I spot in this room as I type, because otherwise I don’t know how else I’ll whittle my list down.
- Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen
- Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen
- Shop Cats of New York by Tamar Arslanian
- The Queen’s English by Chloe O. Davis
- The Rainbow Atlas by Taylor Fuller
…and of course, lots of lovely client books 😉
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