Blogfrogs, I'm chuffed to bits (as the Brits like to say) to introduce my new agent, Tracey Adams of Adams Literary. I feel very lucky to have met and "clicked" with Tracey, who has a stellar reputation in the kidlit field.
Some info from her official website bio:
Tracey Adams co-founded Adams Literary in 2004, after nearly a decade with literary agencies Writers House and McIntosh & Otis, where she was the head of the children's department. Prior to becoming an agent, she worked in the marketing and editorial departments of Greenwillow Books and Margaret K. McElderry Books.So not only is Tracey a seasoned agent, she once worked with the venerable Margaret K. McElderry herself (whose legendary imprint I am a proud part of). Today her client list includes authors like Margaret Peterson Haddix (The Missing and The Shadow Children series), Jenny Nimmo (the Charlie Bone series), and Megan Shepherd (The Madman's Daughter).
A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Tracey speaks frequently about her profession and the children's book industry at conferences across the country. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the Association of Author Representatives (AAR), and a founding member of the Women's National Book Association (WNBA) chapter in Charlotte, NC.
A giant box of thanks goes to author, friend, and fellow Lucky 13er Amie Kaufman (These Broken Stars), who introduced me to Tracey with such enthusiasm. I look forward to a long, fruitful career with Adams Literary!