Tuesday, November 08, 2005

TKA Chats: Nephele Tempest

Get out the agendas and PDAs!!! Our next chat star is none other than our very own West coast agent, Nephele Tempest! *the crowd goes wild*

Thursday November 10th 2005 from 9-10PM EST
join Nephele and I as we banter back and forth!
Upon reading her witty bio below, tell me... is there anything this woman can't do???
A little bit about Nephele:
Until the age of ten, Nephele wanted to be a ballerina. Then she wrote her first short story and began to consider a career that would allow her to eat chocolate. An avid reader from the age of three, she decided writing books was as close as she was going to get to reading for a living, and set off to fill stacks of school notebooks with her scribbling. In high school, Nephele wrote her first novel (which will never see the light of day), and served as editor of the school literary magazine. She majored in English Literature at the University of Chicago, where they further encouraged her to embrace her love of all things impractical. Then she graduated in the middle of a recession and discovered that creative writing skills only get you so far when you’re working on a resume.

In her ongoing quest to pay the rent while supporting her book habit, Nephele has worked as an editorial assistant at Simon and Schuster, an area manager at a major east coast department store, a paralegal, a stockbroker, and a marketing writer/web site manager for a financial services firm. Other skills in her arsenal include the ability to scoop the perfect ice cream cone, organize a charity auction, order breakfast in Greek, code a basic web site, and drive a person insane with her insistence on correcting their grammar.

Nephele quit her well-paying job in New York in 2002, packed up her Honda Civic, and moved to Los Angeles, where she planned to set up her laptop by the pool and to never shovel snow again. She worked as a freelance writer until her good friend Deidre, whom she knew from an online writing group, approached her with the idea of opening a west coast office of The Knight Agency. After several discussions, and approximately six months of helping screen submissions, Nephele joined the agency fulltime in January, 2005. Although she still loves to write, she is ecstatic to have finally found a career that allows her to read for a living.

From time to time, Nephele has been known to post on The Knight Agency blog. However, she is more likely to be found here: http://www.livejournal.com/users/nephele/

9 Comments:

Blogger Bonnie Ferguson said...

Cool! I'll be there :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 12:33:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Cindy Procter-King said...

I'd love to attend. Unfortunately, the dh is coming in from OOT that night, so I might have to pay attention to him. Save those transcripts!

Cindy

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 12:40:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Janet Louise Campbell said...

Chatting with Nephele...How exciting! I will be there to absorb her wisdom!
Janet

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 2:50:00 PM EST  
Blogger Jana J. Hanson said...

Great chat subject, Julie! I had wondered who'd be up next in the TKA chatroom.

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 3:16:00 PM EST  
Blogger Ron Estrada said...

Hmmm...that's my 15th wedding anniversary. Wives are funny about things like that. Save the transcripts!

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 3:58:00 PM EST  
Blogger Marley Gibson said...

Excellent! Can't wait! Should be a great chat. Thanks for doing it Nephele.

Marley = )

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 4:07:00 PM EST  
Anonymous jennifer echols said...

Love. The. Cape. Where'd ya get it?

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 8:22:00 PM EST  
Blogger Nephele Tempest said...

I borrowed the cape from Deidre.

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 10:09:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Edie Ramer said...

I want a cape like that too! Does it come with super powers?

I'll definitely be there tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at 10:57:00 AM EST  

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