Monthly Archives: February 2013

I Have An Agent!!!!!!!!!

I am so pleased to announce that the totally fabulous Nalini Akolekar of Spencerhill Associates, Ltd. is representing me.

My critique partner signed with her last year and was raving about how awesome she is and that led me to submit a query to her as well. Then this month, she was the guest speaker at our writer’s meeting. I was able to meet her and spend some true quality time just getting to know her as a person and learning how she approaches her job representing her clients and I knew, I just knew, she was perfect for me. And she really is an awesome person on top of her agenting awesomeness.

There was no stress, no nerves. Just a calm assurance. I met her associate, Jenn, this past weekend at a conference in South Florida. She represents another awesome author that I get to call my friend. It was clear why Spencerhill is such a successful agency. Their attitude toward the business of publishing and helping their clients grow and realize their dreams is beyond amazing.

Nalini and I spoke Tuesday evening and made it official. I really do live a charmed life. I have the best agent, the best critique partners in the world, who are also my very close friends. My chapter of RWA, Tampa Area Romance Authors, is the best and they are the reason I am at this level in my writing career. No other group of writers cares more or gives more to each other so that we all can succeed.

Add to that, all of you friends and family who support and encourage me. And then there is my wonderful husband. He doesn’t ask why or how. He just expects me to write a great story.

Casting Crowns is the inspiration for my Sparta series. They are in concert tomorrow night.

Sweet. In fact, strawberry sweet. 😉

Praying God’s best for all of you.

There Are Still Some Really Nice People In The World

As you hustle and bustle through your day, attending meetings, running errands, doing laundry, or cooking dinner, do you dwell on encounters you had with other people who crossed your path that day?

I confess, I do, especially if that person made an impression on me. Sometimes, the impression is not a happy, smiley face. It’s best if I’m doing some food prep during those reflections–the onions don’t cry when I slice them into pieces.

But what does a person have to do to make you smile when you’re reflecting?

I think Jack Callahan in “While You Were Sleeping” said it best when his brother, Peter, couldn’t figure out what it was about Lucy that made her special. “Sometimes she makes you so crazy you don’t know whether to hug her or arm wrestle her. She’d go all the way to Italy just to get a stamp in her passport. I don’t know if that makes her crazy or if she’s just really…likeable.” 

And I met someone who is a genuine, ‘really’ likeable-type person. There was no arm wrestling involved, but there was a hug. And I count today as special, because I made a new friend.

And that, makes me smile.  

 

Kay Hudson

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