Finding an Agent
Nailing the genre--Finding the agent
Hello--new member here
I am 64 years old, a native Kentuckian and have been
married for 41 years. My son lives
in New York, and is a musician with the Metropolitan Opera. I have an Associates Degree in Graphic
Communications and had a career in the printing business. I am now retired.
Seventeen years ago, I decided to buy a farm, dabble in
organic farming and begin writing.
This life long passion was unleashed with the isolation of rural living. With the help of journals and letters,
I wrote my first novel based on personal experience. I attempted to capture the lives of young people growing up
in the sixties, based on a Midwestern point of view. My Catholic heritage allowed me to introduce the effect
religion can play on ones life, especially during a period of social
change. Having been part of the
counter culture, and breaking away from a small town in northern Kentucky I
believe I bring a fresh voice to a period of time primarily defined by voices
from the east or west coast rather than Middle America. I had the good fortune to have known
people from different social backgrounds.
Many were seeking spiritual paths and struggling with sexual
identity. Others went to Vietnam
while some took to the streets protesting the war and engaged in the Civil
Rights movement. While the
characters and situations are fictional composites, I believe it is important
these voices are heard and remembered.
All were learning how to live and how to love, in the face of severe
social change. This is my purpose
and these people and experiences are my credentials.
What do you recommend I do to secure an agent as well as establish the right genre? I suppose the genre for this book would be young adult, but not