I am thrilled to announce that I've just signed with agent Kent D. Wolf at Global Literary Management* in New York.
I was ninety-nine percent sure I was going to accept his offer about fifteen minutes into our first conversation, even though other agents were reading my manuscript. I've written a book about characters who are Muslim feminists--something we now know some people don't even think exists--and here was this male, non-Muslim agent, who Just. Got. It.
I didn't even wait the full week to accept**, and in the end, I actually withdrew material instead of wasting anyone's time.
Sometimes, you just know.
I'm really excited to be working with Kent, and I know my novel is going to be better because of our collaboration.
Plus, my kids now think I'm cool.
*Kent is now at Lippincott Massie Mcquilkin in New York.
**A special thanks to Sarah Hina who offered much advice and handholding through this process and who did her best to stop me from accepting right away because she wanted me to be sure. And who knows why I can't show my face at my local post office for the foreseeable future.