Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Critique of Your Query From Jessica Watterson of Sandra Dijkstra Literary

Literary agent Jessica Watterson of Sandra Dijkstra is offering up a critique of your query!
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Jessica has been an agent at the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency since 2014.

A graduate of the University of California at Irvine, Jessica has immersed herself in books and literature from the time she could first read. While in college, she started an indie review blog that has featured author interviews and reviewed several self-published books that eventually ended up on the New York Times Best Seller list.

Jessica is always on the hunt for new and diverse voices, and is most interested in all genres of romance. For historical romance, she favors settings in America, Scotland, or somewhere outside of the traditional Regency setting.

In the contemporary sphere, she loves novels with strong characters that jump off of the page and stay with you long after you have finished the book.

In paranormal romance, she is looking for anything unusual and unique, vampires need not apply.
In regards to romantic suspense, it takes something different and edgy to capture her attention, and she greatly enjoys anything Kristen Ashely has written in this genre.

She also loves Women’s Fiction that concerns itself with elements of life that can greatly change one’s perspective and outlook on cultures and experiences.

On the YA side, Jessica is looking for just about anything that aligns itself with fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary, lgbtq reads, #ownvoices, and of course a bit of romance thrown in is never a bad thing in her opinion.

She is also interested in author illustrated picture books that capture the fun and joy of reading between adults and children.

Jessica’s sales include: Amber Lynn Natusch’s Dare to Tell a Lie (Tor Teen), Katie Ruggle’s Christmas Search and Rescue/K9 novel (Sourcebooks), Jade Chandler’s Brotherhood Investigations (Carina Press), Dawn Luedecke’s Montana Mountain Series (Lyrical/Kensington), Debbie Burns Rescue Me Series(Sourcebooks), Emily Alibright’s Everyday Magic (Merit Press).

Please note that Jessica is specifically not interested in: middle grade, non-fiction, memoir, cookbooks, poetry, short stories, screenplays, self-help, or religious/spiritual books.

(Jessica also wanted to give a shout-out to The Barking Lot, the shelter where she adopted her own special pup!)

This item will close on April 28, 2017, at 9:00 PM EST. Any bids placed after that time stamp will not be honored. Once the auction closes and payment from the highest bidder is confirmed, instructions on how to send your query to Jessica will be emailed to the winner. Since the files will be submitted electronically, this item is open internationally.


Angelica R. Jackson said...

Don't forget, you must include an email address and amount with EACH BID, like

Laurie Dennison said...

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Laura Mahal said...

llmahal (at) Comcast (dot) net

Nicole @ Audaciously So said...
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Anonymous said...

georgedemirakos (at) hotmail (dot) ca

Anonymous said...

did I win

Anonymous said...

sorry georgedemirakos (at) hotmail (dot) ca

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Congratulations, georgedemirakos! You have the winning bid. Please watch for an email from pensforpawsauction (at ) yahoo with instructions on how to claim your item.
(Sorry, this is a one-woman show and it takes me a few moments to get things confirmed)

Anonymous said...

no problem at all, super happy!!

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Glad you're happy, Georgedemirakos, but you do need to respond to the email I sent from pensforpawsauction (at) yahoo (dot) com within 24 hours or it will go to the next highest bidder! Check your spam folder

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