I've decided we need to get some stuff going for all the writers who come here, so here's what I'm doing. I've asked agent Jenny Bent, of the Bent Agency, to come to the Otherworld Diner and talk to us. Here's what her webpage (http://www.thebentagency.com/about.html) says about her:
In a career spanning 15 years, I have made a practice of making bestsellers - either by spotting new talent or developing careers for multi-published authors. My list is varied and includes commercial fiction and nonfiction, literary fiction and memoir. All the books I represent speak to the heart in some way: they are linked by genuine emotion, inspiration and great writing and story-telling.
I was born in New York City but grew up in Harrisonburg Virginia in a house full of books where I spent many lazy afternoons reading in a sunny window seat. I went on to England to get a BA/MA with first class honors from Cambridge University. After graduation I worked in magazines, bookselling and agenting, most recently at Trident Media Group, before founding THE BENT AGENCY in 2009. I now live in Brooklyn in an apartment full of books and while there are not quite so many lazy reading afternoons, I manage to fit one in now and then.
I'm still open to suggestions of other agents and editors you'd like to see and talk to - so get those ideas out here!