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Anne R. Allen's Blog

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Anne writes funny mysteries and how-to-books for writers. She also writes poetry and short stories on occasion. Oh, yes, and she blogs. She's a contributor to Writer's Digest and the Novel and Short Story Writer's Market for 2016. 

Her bestselling Camilla Randall Mystery Series features perennially down-on-her-luck former socialite Camilla Randall—who is a magnet for murder, mayhem and Mr. Wrong, but always solves the mystery in her quirky, but oh-so-polite way.

Anne lives on the Central Coast of California, near San Luis Obispo, the town Oprah called "The Happiest City in America."


Anne blogs at Anne R. Allen's Blog...with Ruth Harris 
and at Anne R. Allen's Books

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Agent Janet Reid adds a caveat

Re: young and hungry non-AAR agents. Veteran agent Janet Reid of Fineprint added this to the comments section:

"Young and hungry agents who are looking for clients may indeed not be members of AAR, but what you can ask them (BEFORE SIGNING!) is what literary agency they have worked in. Interned in or worked in. I'm always rather taken aback by people who decide they can be literary agents without actually having been inside an agent's office."

Oh, and she said my post was "nicely written." I can float around on that all day. Thanks Ms. Reid!

2 Comments:

Blogger Laura Martone said...

Although I'm far from the point of seeking an agent, I appreciate this advice. Now, I'm off to read your scam-avoidance tips from the other day!

July 16, 2009 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Robin L said...

This is great information you're providing for readers, Anne!

And any time Janet Reid says nicely written is time for celebration! :-)

July 19, 2009 at 11:04 AM  

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