Goal: To Find An Agent achieved

              Oh Yeah

Oh Yeah

It still sounds strange to say it, but I’ve achieved one of the goals i set myself as a writer (write 2000 words minimum everyday, find an agent, find a publisher) and found a literary agent. I started with a list of twelve or so agencies that represented the kind of authors and books who I read and who wrote books similar to me, and who were looking for the kind of stuff i wrote. Ella Kahn of Diamon Kahn and Woods was one of those agents. Ella was searching for historical fiction and fantasy for ages 9-12, which A Key of Blood and Blades fit, so Ella jumped straight to the top of the agent list. I sent out a cover letter and sample and waited. Days passed and I’d check my inbox at least four times a day, as many as six. Then I received an email from Ella asking to see the whole manuscript. A full manuscript request. It was an awesome day. I wasted no time in sending out the full manuscript. Then, after Christmas, Ella offered me representation and I didn’t have any doubt about my reply. But i had another agent reading the full manuscript. So i had to wait until they had finished and got back to me with their decision. But it didn’t really matter. I’d already decided Ella was the right agent for me. And I’m happy to say i’m officially signed with her and the DKW Agency.
I’m looking forward to working with Ella, hopefully for many years and books to come.

Check out the DKW’s website here: http://dkwlitagency.co.uk/


About Sam Whitehouse

Sam spends most of his time in a different world to other people. If it isn’t one he’s created himself, it’s one he’s reading about. In the rare moments when this isn’t the case, Sam can either be found addicted to a sci-fi or crime show, re-watching Marvel movies, finishing up an assignment for his final year of studying Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University, or trying to get the dozens of ideas for stories in his head under some kind of control. Sam has lived in the same small village in Yorkshire, surrounded by countryside on all sides ever since he could remember. His childhood saw him get into plenty of scrapes climbing trees and crossing rivers and generally believing he was Indiana Jones. Sam gives credit to his Grandad for him wanting to be a writer, and his bedtime stories for keeping Sam’s imagination stoked. But credit must also go to Steven Spielberg, J K Rowling and Stephen King, who have provided plenty of inspiration over the years, too. Sam writes what he reads, and that is pretty much anything—save romance. Fantasy, thrillers, or crime: once an idea takes root, he can’t stop until the world, characters, and plot are on paper. A huge Marvel fan, Sam one day hopes to pen a screenplay for one of their movies, or direct one, or do anything at all related to one. Until then, he’ll stick to his own fantasy worlds and wait for Marvel’s phone call.

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