Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Below is a factual retelling of a very important event in the history of
The Knight Agency world.

The spotlight glares, the polygraph quivers, the bad cop cracks his knuckles...

Squinting in the light, the cop grinds his teeth and leans toward his victim. "What is your name???"
"Samantha Jenkins" the pretty lady replies.

Taking a bite of his donut, he obnoxiously smacks his lips. Samantha's face sours. He continues undaunted, "What is your quest???" Nose to nose, she spits, "To unlock the sales secrets of the Da Vinci Code! Who wants to know!"

"What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?" sneers the officer. He knows he has her cornered now. She can't possibly know the answer. The clock ticks. Samantha considers. Sweat beads up on the officer's brow. The cell is thick with tension as the observing officers hold their breath waiting on the damning confession of ignorance.

Then, as if by epiphany, Samantha gently smiles, "What do you mean? An African or European swallow?"

Stunned, the officer gasps! "What? ... I ... I ... I don't know that!" Immediately the prison guard rushes in and drags the so called "bad cop" off, leaving only donut crumbs in the cell. Into the room floods the observing men. Cowering to her brilliance, they ask, "How do know so much about swallows? "

Smirking, she replies, "Well, you have to know these things when you're an accountant, you know."

This is a true account of hero and office manager, Samantha Jenkins at The Knight Agency. With a great deal of smoozing, I have secured an interview with this great character. Now, does anyone have questions for her? I will be taking 5 questions from this post. Please refrain from asking such questions about taxes and other specific financial business, as we do not want to cloud her radiance with such thoughts of pre-April 15th courtly issues. Agreed?


What do you want to know? Post now! Time is limited! The interview will be conducted shortly. She is after all, a VERY busy woman!


Blogger Gena Showalter said...

This is not to be counted as one of the five, but I've GOT to know. What kind of donut was he eating? And why Samantha why did you not ask him to bring me one? You know I love both bad cops and donuts.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 2:54:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Julie Ramsey said...

Jelly filled, of course!! Now, I don't know why she didn't bring one for you and me. Hmm...

Bad cops and donuts...hmm...

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 3:27:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kristen Painter said...

Okay, here's a question. What's the most surprising thing the agency spends money on?

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 4:53:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Jaci Burton said...

Were handcuffs involved?

No, that's not an official question.


Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 4:57:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Diana Peterfreund said...

"To unlock the sales secrets of the Da Vinci Code!"

Actually, I figured this one out (even blogged about it).

Three words: naked. bloody. albino.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 5:49:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Crystal* said...

*lurking and making notes*
Murmuring, "Donuts. Bad cops. Handcuffs. Naked. Bloody. Albino." *eyebrows raised* Interesting agency

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 7:56:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Patrick McNamara said...

I don't know about the DaVinci sales secrets, but I think I figured out the Harry Potter one. Unfortunately it involves friends on the school board, a group wanting to protest your book, and enamoured marketers who see a potential.

Anyways, getting to more serious matters, what sort of financial considerations should someone from another country watch out for when dealing with an foreign agent? In other words, if the writer lives in Canada but has a US agent, what are the things he needs to take into account? Payments? Taxes?

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 11:06:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Julie Ramsey said...

Great questions so far! Since I've gotten some really puzzled looks from this post, here's a couple links for anyone who is really lost and confused! :)

Scene 35: Bridge of Death

or for the really curious--THE ANSWER!

Keep the questions coming! Hint: They don't have to have anything to do with money! :)

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 11:44:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone should really ask about the love of my life. His name is Butch. Since I work in the romance world, I have to say, HE IS A STUD!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 11:53:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Deidre Knight said...

Okay, as queen of TKA (or whatever we want to call me...) can I just say this entire post was just bizarre? :) And yet, somehow...right.

I like Kristen's question, btw, and am going to put some thought to that. The most surprising thing...we have "hot water bottle" on the "to buy" list right now--just saw it on the fridge yesterday.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 2:06:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kristen Painter said...

Okay, that answer just begs me to ask...why is the agency buying a hot water bottle?

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at 9:27:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What makes office managing an agency different from another business (wacky stories encouraged)? When you started, what most surprised you about how the office ran?

Sunday, April 23, 2006 at 7:20:00 PM EDT  

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