Congratulations to Austin SCBWI member Gloria Amescua for signing with agent Taylor Martindale Kean at Full Circle Literary.
Gloria met Full Circle Literary agent Stephanie Von Borstel at the 2017 Austin SCBWI conference, where Stephanie critiqued one of Gloria’s fictional picture books. Stephanie learned of Gloria’s picture book biography about Luz Jimenéz, which was the recipient of the Lee & Low New Voices Honor Award at the end of 2016, and asked Gloria to submit it. Over the past year, Stephanie helped Gloria with revising, suggesting mentorship opportunities and the National Hispanic Children’s Writers Conference. At the conference, Glorida got to meet several of Stephanie’s authors. With a very full client list, Stephanie showed Gloria’s manuscripts to Taylor at Full Circle, who loved Gloria’s work.
“I’m glad I’m at Full Circle Literary and thrilled that Taylor and I will be working together,” Gloria told Austin SCBWI.