Thursday, February 10, 2011

2011 Conference Series-Agent Faculty: Sarah Davies

Time to introduce you to another one of our AMAZING 2011 Conference Faculty! And this time, it's one of our Agent Faculty; Sarah Davies, who is an agent with the Greenhouse Literacy Agency.

Sarah heads the North American side of the Greenhouse (she's originally from London, and Greenhouse operates in the U.S., Canada, and in the UK). She has more than 25 years’ experience of children’s publishing. She's worked at Collins (before it was HarperCollins), Transworld/Random House, and at Macmillan Children’s Books in London. Sarah is an experienced speaker on issues connected with children’s books and creative writing and attends international bookfairs, American writers’ conferences, and industry events throughout the year.

You can find out information about Greenhouse on their website (where you can also follow Sarah's blog). Here are some interviews with Sarah that you can check out!
Here's a little bit of what Sarah's looking for in authors (from an interview on Literary Rambles).
I like authors who can make me laugh or cry, who can make me see the world in some new way--who make me want to leap to the phone to call them as soon as I've turned the last page. I also love authors who can do great action (very rare) and big stories that engage the intellect as well as the heart (also rare). Oh, and sharp, snappy commercial writing with a strong hook. But I also have a passion for beautiful, powerful language and therefore adore writers who can weave magic with their words (which means, yes, I will take on a literary novel if I have a strong enough belief in the author).
Can you believe that we have spots left for our conference!?! If you haven't signed up yet please visit our event website for more information about the conference and to register.

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