Monday, January 9, 2017

Agents Like Us - Lauren Spieller

It's been a while since we've had an awesome agent interview on the blog. Today, I'm so happy to have Lauren Spieller with TriadaUS Literary Agency here--and she has some agent secrets to share.

Lauren is seeking Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction, as well as select Adult fiction and non-fiction. Whatever the age category or genre, Lauren is passionate about finding diverse and underrepresented voices.You can learn more about Lauren's tastes and guidelines here and follow her on Twitter @LaurenSpieller. Her answers are below in bold.

Lauren on Agenting
  • When writers query me, I really wish they would research me first, and make sure I'm a good fit for their work.
  • My favorite part about being an agent is advocating for authors!
  • Rules and trends aside, what I really look for in a story is a great voice.
  • Whenever I make a book deal, I celebrate with cocktails!
  • I really wish I saw more diverse Middle Grade in the slush.

Lauren On Clients
  • My ideal client would be hard working, well-read, and dedicated to craft.
  • What I love most about my current clientele is their passion and work ethic. Oh, and their gorgeous books!
  • What I want most for any client is creative fulfillment.

Lauren On Life
  • If I weren't an agent, I'd probably be a writer. Which I already am! ;)
  • My favorite (non-client) book is Dumplin'. For now. Ask me again in ten minutes.
  • Secretly, I'm terrified of grammatical errors in a tweet.
  • Sometimes, when no one is around, I dance in my living room. Sometimes I do it when people are around, too.
  • My favorite drink is Ramos Gin Fizz.
Want to see more Agent Interviews? Check them all out here.
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