Thursday, May 17, 2007

Question & Answer


Hello everyone! We hope that you all have noticed our renewed effort to get back to blogging daily about the things that we think are useful and important to you, our faithful blog readers. It’s been awhile (we’re sorry!!!), but if you remember Thursday has traditionally been the day that one of our faithful staff members takes YOUR QUESTIONS!!!

What an opportunity, what do you have to lose? Today it is just you and me, that’s right, I’m stepping up to the plate, so go ahead and get your questions for me ready!!

Let me start off by saying I love being asked questions, so whether you want to know what my favorite flavor of ice cream is, why romance is my favorite genre, or a little about my times as a Border’s bookseller, go ahead, ASK AWAY!!! Ok, here is how it works. The first five people to ask a question get an answer. Simple as that! I hope you all enjoy getting the chance to learn a little more about me and I’m excited to hear what you have for me!

15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I noticed that you rep fantasy. Do you also rep urban fantasy? Do you have any favorite theme or authors in that genre?

Sarah

Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 10:59:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Jana J. Hanson said...

What's your favorite book, Kerensa? Any genre.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 11:44:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Jeff said...

I have a very specific question. Earlier this year Nephele Tempest requested a full MS from me. She was unable to offer me representation because she felt that my novel had some issues, but she said she would be willing to look at a rewrite. I am very nearly done with that rewrite and planning to resubmit it to her.

My question is this: should I send my new query through the Knight Agency website, or should I email her directly once I'm ready to send the new draft? She and I exchanged emails back in February, so I wouldn't be coming completely out of the blue. It's three months later though, and I'm afraid that emailing her directly might be a breach of etiquette. Please advise on how I should proceed.

Thank you.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 11:53:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Kerensa said...

Anonymous,

OOOOhhhhhh, Urban Fantasy – Yummy. Now I’m not an agent, and so just to make this clear, I don’t rep anything myself. However, you are correct that the Knight Agency handles fantasy. I can say that Nephele Tempest is our in-house fantasy whiz kid.



As to Urban Fantasy, I have heard from the higher “powers that be” that YES, YES, YES, we want more of this. It’s a great genre right now and we are hungry for more quality submissions in this area.



So, tell your friends, Urban Fantasy is HOT and the Knight Agency wants more, more, more!

Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 1:10:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kerensa said...

Jana,
Oh its so hard for me to pick an absolute favorite. I love love love Catspaw by Joan D. Vinge, The China Garden by Liz Berry, Parallel Attraction by Deidre Knight, and Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward. They are all my favorites.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 1:13:00 PM EDT  
Blogger ElaineS said...

Jeff - Since she specifically said she would be interested in a rewrite, I would submit to her directly.

For future reference you should try to tackle these questions from the onset, so that you know how to proceed from the get-go.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 1:41:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kerensa said...

Great questions everyone!! 3 more to go!!

Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 1:52:00 PM EDT  
Blogger beverley said...

Okay, I hope this time I get it right. What is going on with historicals? Is this a thriving genre and if so what kind of historicals are doing well. I'm a huge fan of Lisa Kleypas myself.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 3:07:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Lis said...

Hi Kerensa,
What's on your tbr pile? :)

Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 3:23:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kerensa said...

Lis,
Hi! My tbr pile is never ending. Right now I have Shana Abe's THE LAST MERMAID, THE TOWER OF THE RAVEN'S by Kate Forsyth, and DANGEROUS TEMPTATION by Kathleen Korbel near the top.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 3:45:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kerensa said...

Beverley,
Historical Romance is still alive and thriving! I really enjoy Sophie Jordan and Margo Maguire. From my experience as a hand seller, whats really hot in a historical is a bold heroine who is as strong as her hero. Historical Romance with a twinge of paranormal is also grabbing a lot of attention.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 3:54:00 PM EDT  
Blogger beverley said...

Thanks Kerensa. I'm not much into paranormal or intrigue so I'll guess I'll have a hard time finding the kinds of books I like out there. :)

Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 4:33:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kristen Painter said...

Kerensa - First of all, welcome to The Knight Agency! And secondly, I adore Shana Abe's stuff. If you haven't read the The Smoke Thief or The Dream Thief, you need to add them to your TBR pile immediately.

Friday, May 18, 2007 at 8:56:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Kerensa said...

Kristen,
Thank you for the warm welcome! The Dream Thief is in the middle of my tbr pile right. : )

Friday, May 18, 2007 at 9:39:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Heather said...

How many relatively local authors do you currently have on your roster? I live not that far away, and one day, intend to submit to you. I'm just curious where your clients are from.

Friday, May 18, 2007 at 7:03:00 PM EDT  

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