Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Super Agent X is.......

Now my agent! I got what is known in the publishing worlds as "The Call" today. Talk about your March Madness! (Go BC!) I was ready for the call, you know. Not that I was particularly confident and ballsy, I worried until the minute he said he'd like to take on my book. You see, he is an opera lover and an opera critic for major publications like Variety and The Times. So I gave him his own ringtone. From Carmen. When that tune trilled at me today I got very nervous!

More good news? I also learned today that I'll be included in an anthology about autism due out in March of 2008, in time for Autism Awareness Month (April.)

Now, I am going outside to look for wallets on the ground. It's a lucky day. And like my father in law used to say, "Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good." I kind of hope I'm both.

19 comments:

Luisa Millán said...

hello!! im luisa from chihuahua mexico! i really like youre blog, its interesting the content im studing comunications and im not a very good writer hahah i whent to study english for 1 year at brighton uk! it was one of the most exciting places i've ever been and i lived with a family and one of the kids was autistic and i just learned so much about it.
i hope we can chat someday :)

Kim Stagliano said...

Your English is much better than my Spanish! Hola Luisa! :)

LadyBronco said...

Kim...Brava!

How wonderful for you to get a good agent!

...And I am happy for you that you got to recharge the batteries with the sibs in NYC...I get to see my baby bro at the end of the month (YAY!)

The Wandering Author said...

Congratulations! Just wait until the day you sign the publishing contract; that will feel even luckier than today, I'm sure.

Sam said...

That is SO TERRIFIC!!!!!!!!
Whoo Hoo, and what looking for wallets - play the lottery!
:-)

Lisa said...

Hooty Hoo !! Your hard work is paying off, Kim! I am humbled by your strength getting the girls on the bus, your commitment to the book and the info and encouragement that you infuse into your blog. Now, stick that into your daily affirmation file, but know that I mean every word. You'll be hearing a lot of Carmen in the days to cme, I'm sure.

Stephen Parrish said...

Congratulations, welcome to the club (of writers who have agents but not publishers). You'll want to get out of this club ASAP, but it's better than the one you just came from, isn't it?

Carolyn Burns Bass said...

Oh happy is the day an author gets an agent. Here's to a quick sale, a good promo deal, and a world of readers who get what you have to say and tell all of their friends to buy your book.

Kim Stagliano said...

Stephen who said something like "I wouldn't want to be a member of any club that would have me?" Twain? Will Rogers?

May we all graduate from club to club!

Stephen Parrish said...

Woody Allen.

Miss Snark said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kim Stagliano said...

Thank you, Miss Snark. Non-writers, Miss Snark is a NY agent who runs a blog that is to die for - if you're a writer with a sense of humor and a cast iron stomach. She rules with an velvet keyboard!

ukrainiandiva said...

Congratulations! Yay, how exciting!

LEstes65 said...

Congratulations! I found you through Stacy. I'm a non-writer who seems to be friends with a million writers. So congratulations and I can't wait to read your published works to come!

Laura said...

Great news, Kim! I'll definitely buy your book! Can I get it autographed?

Kim Stagliano said...

Laura, my gift with purchase goodie will probably be a GFCF cookie..... Signed and SWAK'd (remember that as a kid, sealed with a kiss?) Well, maybe not, I'm ten years older than you, young lady. You're so far ahead of where I was when I first had Mia and was so damn ignorant. Good for you. Better for Hutton.

Bella Stander said...

Kim, congrats on landing your agent! I just learned about it from a mutual acquaintance (small world!). He's a real sweetheart; I had lunch with him last week (even smaller world!).

Madelyn Alt said...

Congratulations, Kim, on landing a great agent! May the publishing contract be right around the corner for you.

Wishing you all the best of luck!!!!!

Madelyn Alt

Maureen McGowan said...

Congratulations, Kim! I wasn't reading the loops for a week and look at what I missed!