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The Infamous “How I Got My Agent” Post

Lara Henerson

As Confucius once said, “If you get an agent but don’t tell anyone how you did it, did you even get an agent at all?” (He also said “don’t believe everything you read on the internet.”) (In case you missed it, I am lying.)

But I’m not lying about this: Getting an agent took a lot of hard work and persistence. At the risk of being a total cliché, I figured why not share my journey, in case it helps any aspiring authors out there?

I should start by saying that CAFE EUPHORIA, the book I’ll soon be revising with my new agent, was not the first book I queried. That book was called MADWOMAN, and it was very therapeutic to write but also ended up being a bit problematical. I queried it for about a year, and though various professionals at conferences said it was well written, it was…

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