Let’s celebrate Rebekah Manley, who recently signed with agent Natalie Lakosil of Bradford Literary Agency. Rebekah, who will be a part of our September monthly meeting on the topic of literary agents, found her way to Natalie through good old-fashioned networking. At the 2018 Austin SCBWI Annual Writers & Illustrators Working Conference, she was introduced to Sarah LaPolla, another agent within the Bradford Literary agency, who did not represent picture books.
Rebekah said, “I didn’t feel any pressure to ‘sell’ myself. Instead, I just enjoyed Sarah’s company. At the end of the conference, I mentioned to Sarah ‘It was a joy to meet you. I have great respect for you and Bradford Literary. I wish you represented picture books.’ Sarah offered to email introduce me to Natalie Lakosil. Natalie read my work and requested more.”
Many congratulations Rebekah, and we look forward to reading your books! Also, check out her blog post about signing with Natalie.