May 16, 2013

the next step

As some of you more attentive people might have noticed, the "repped by" portion of my bio has gone through a slight change.

There's a saying that goes through the writer's blogosphere a lot: that an agent/author relationship is very much like marriage. Basically at the heart of this phrase is the idea that you and your agent have a complex and complicated relationship that should be evaluated for its long term productivity.

Sometimes, when you sit back and evaluate, you realize that you and your agent don't have the same ideas/visions/goals. This will not work in the long run.

And when that happens, you have a very tough decision to make.

There was no bad blood in my decision to leave my first agent. It happened on very friendly terms, due to creative differences. I wish her all the best. She will always be the one who plucked me out of the slush pile and broke me into this wild and crazy world that is publishing.

Going back into the query fray was terrifying and scary. My previous two rounds of querying could be described as the following: Grueling. Blood-bath. Nail-biting. Long suffering. Awful. Desperate.

But apparently I didn't have too much to fear. This time was much, much different. The entire process, from first query to signing, only lasted 3 weeks. And in the end, I had six offers to choose from.

So I'm thrilled and happy and proud to announce that I'm now working with Adams Literary, who reps some really amazing authors like Veronica Rossi and Megan Crewe. I've only been official "theirs" for a few days,  but I have a feeling it's going to be a perfect fit. :)


  1. I'm glad things worked out well for you. :)

  2. Congratulations, Ryan. I remember your exciting ride on Query Tracker the first time around. It's tough to leave an agent, but when you have different visions for your books, work cannot get accomplished. I'm glad you found a new home. Best of luck for all your future creations. Looking forward to LUMINENCE!