Saturday, February 04, 2006

TOTALLY NINJA! TOTALLY TKA!


Well, too bad Nephele wasn’t in Wyoming, then this super ninja agent pic would be complete! For those interested, no Pamela Harty and I are not about to rob a bank or take down some baddies. We’re actually in the midst of snowmobiling. Later today, I’ll post more gorgeous pics from my trip—was sidelined a while because my camera was dead and I’d lost the charger cord!

I did, however, think this picture really signified the past few weeks at TKA. In two business weeks, not only did Pamela and I dare to take a personal vacation (Gasp! Personal time?) but Nephele, Pamela and I have also closed deals on 23 books and one movie, with offers in negotiation on another seven books. Houses sold to include: Warner, Berkley, NAL, Pocket, Harlequin, Kensington, and Avon. We’ve been busy! And this also explains why, for a few months, I’ve kept a lower profile around here. We’ve been experiencing explosive growth in the past six months, with the addition of new support staff, new clients, new office space. We’ve truly broken out. We had the biggest sales year in TKA record, increasing overall sales for 2005 over 2004 by roughly 30%. And trust me—the year before was wonderful too.

I do want to get back to blogging here, though, and have some topics in mind. You might hear from me more than once this weekend. In fact, my next topic: Why Your Agent Doesn’t Have to Be In New York. I think I addressed this vaguely months ago, but it is worth repeating and really elaborating upon. I think it’s one of the general writing community’s greatest misconceptions about agents and how they interact with publishers—hence the feeling that agents need to be “doing lunch” every day.

More to come. And meanwhile, I’d like to leave you with a few of our wonderfully inspired Wyoming pictures.

Glad to be back!!!!!!!!!!!! (And yes, dearest Lisa Stone Hardt, I took my time about it, didn’t I?? Smooch!)
Deidre

4 Comments:

Blogger Robin Caroll said...

That bottom pix is truly breathtaking, but I'm still laughing over the mental image of you guys taking out some terrorists! LOL Congrats on the great news for TKA!

Saturday, February 4, 2006 at 12:35:00 PM EST  
Anonymous Cindy Procter-King said...

Wonderful pictures, Deidre. Sounds like a great vacation. And congratulations to everyone at TKA for all the wonderful sales!

Cindy

Sunday, February 5, 2006 at 5:39:00 PM EST  
Anonymous lisa stone hardt said...

Yes, you did. But it was WORTH IT!!

Congrats on the fabulous deals, btw. You guys are on fire...! (And yet, the snow didn't melt. How does that happen???)

Monday, February 6, 2006 at 10:53:00 AM EST  
Blogger Marley Gibson said...

Congrats on the fabulous deals, btw. You guys are on fire...! (And yet, the snow didn't melt. How does that happen???)

Lisa! You beat me to it! I was thinking the saaaaaaaaaame thing!

= )

Monday, February 6, 2006 at 6:12:00 PM EST  

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