THE LUCK OF THE AGENT
Thank you for Michael Bourne’s article “Agents as Editors: Understanding the New Author-Agent Relationship” (July/ August 2017). The piece highlights agents who work with fiction writers but did not give an example of the lucky matchmaking that occurs between agents and nonfiction writers. As a writer who is passionate about historical events that capture stories of lost individuals and generations, I was grateful to find agent Jake Elwell of Harold Ober Associates, who was equally passionate and has read every nonfiction book on the subject. He helped shape my manuscript, and I feel very lucky for our match.
New York, New York
Please make the agent spotlight (“We Mean Business: Twelve Agents Who Want to Read Your Work” by Kevin Larimer, July/August 2017) a regular thing. It’s the most valuable writers resource I’ve yet seen.