It is a sad day today. Today we say goodbye to Nathan Bransford, literary agent. He is leaving us for greener pastures. First of all, I want to wish him the best of luck in his new endeavors. Knowing Nathan, he will be very successful in his new job. I’m excited for him. Secondly, I want to say what a pleasure it has been to work with him and be his client. I’ve known Nathan for a couple of years now, first as blog follower/contributor and finally as an author under his guiding hand. I could not have asked for more in an agent. He not only had enthusiasm for my work, but his deft editing eye has made my first two Deadworld books far better than their original form. If he ever went into freelance editing, I’m sure he would do remarkably well and be worth every penny spent. He communicated with a speed almost unheard of in agenting. I swear he walked around with his email open 24/7. I could not recommend him more highly as an agent.
I do not regret one moment of my time as his client. I have moved on, quickly and efficiently, as one might expect, to his fellow co-worker and agent, Ginger Clark. He had us hooked up within 30 minutes of informing me of his decision. I was agentless for less than an hour. Needless to say, I was impressed and pleased with how this worked out. I believe I’m in equally good hands.
So, in honor of my former, fabulous agent, we’re having a little giveaway today. Nathan has offered, as a going away gift to a lucky winner, a query critique. My new agent, Ginger Clark has offered a new YA book from Steph Bowe, Girl Saves Boy, which isn’t even available in the U.S. yet! Great prizes for two lucky winners. The winners will be chosen at random from the comments section. In the comment section, all you need to do is tell us something about how Nathan and/or his blog affected you as a reader or writer or just your life in general. Unrelated comments won’t count toward the giveaway. I’ll tally the comments around noon on Monday and randomly generate two numbers from the total to pick the winners. Let us know how he affected you and give Nathan the send off he so richly deserves.