Happy Wednesday, everyone!
Hope your week is continuing to go well! Today is
Part Two of the Seymour Agency "THE CALL" blog hop hosted by the Seymour
Agency Promotions Manager, Tonya Kuper! Want to know what happened during "the call" from my wonderful agent Nicole Resciniti? Check
out my answer to the questions below.
TONYA: "The call." Do you remember the date you
got the call from your agent? What did you do to prepare for the call?
If you didn't get the stereotypical call then how did your agent offer
representation? What was your reaction while on the phone? What was your
reaction/thoughts when you got off the phone?
KAIT: Nicole called me and offered representation in the evening on Saturday August 13th, 2011 (yes, I remember it that specifically lol). I wasn't even remotely prepared for the call. If you read my last post about the "before part" of the call in Part One, then you might remember that I said Nicole actually left me a voicemail when I didn't pick up her call, because it was an unknown number. Her message was something along the lines of 'Hi Kaitlyn. This is Nicole Resciniti from the Seymour Agency. I wanted to let you know that I read Skinwalkers [the W.I.P title of what is now Twilight Hunter], I loved it, and I'd love to represent it.' I was sitting on husband, Jon's, couch (at that time he was still my fiance) and I literally jumped up and screamed at the top of my lungs. I think everybody in the whole apartment complex probably heard me lol. I immediately started crying and jumping up and down. Jon was laughing and jumping up and down with me lol.
Before I called Nicole back, I called my mother and then my friend, Brittany Marczak (who is now a marketing assistant at Entangled Publishing), both of whom were an integral part of the writing of Twilight Hunter. Both my mother and Britt had supported me every step of the way, read several drafts, and they both were beyond happy at the news.
Once I'd finished briefly talking with them, I called Nicole back. The conversation mostly consisted of me squealing in joy as she talked about how much she loved my book and her vision of where she would like to submit the manuscript if I accepted her offer. I didn't ask many questions, because I was on cloud nine. Everything I'd ever planned to ask if I ever got the call just completely toppled out of my head. So much for planning ahead!
When I got off the phone with her, I was still crying and the main word I would use to describe my feelings then is stunned. I cried on and off for the rest of that night out of pure happiness--and several times within the following week as well!
Check back on Friday to read about the aftermath of the "call" from my agent, Nicole Resciniti!