If you’ve been following along, you know that a few years ago, I carved out time in my busy schedule to start writing fiction again. It was something I’d loved in childhood, loved all through college, and then promptly gotten too busy for as soon as I landed my ad agency job.
Now, 10 years later, I was back. And I was going to write a novel.
In the few years since then, I’ve written a lot. Read a lot. Connected with amazing communities of writers. And found the particular niche where my passion lies: historical fiction with an edge, an unexpected twist, a feminist sensibility. Stories about history’s lady pirates, con artists, and criminals. Angry women, brave women, complicated, sometimes unlikable women.
This past fall, my current project was chosen for a mentorship program called Pitch Wars. For three months, I re-structured and re-wrote and polished those pages until I loved them even more. And then in February, I sent them back out into the world, hoping that a literary agent would get excited about the work I was doing.
Within a week, I had my first offer of representation. And in the weeks that followed, several more.
And so today I’m here in the midst of a world in chaos with some incredible personal news:
I am officially represented by literary agent Veronica Park at Fuse Literary.
It’s the next step in the journey toward publication. And I couldn’t be more thrilled.
Thank you to everyone who’s been part of this journey so far. It really does take a village to raise a book. And this book still has a ways to go, some more bread crumbs to follow through the woods, but thanks to all of you, it’s one step closer to being a real thing readers can get lost in.
And if you’d like to know if or when this book (or future books) get published? You can join my update list here. I’ll only email if there’s book news.
Way to go, Gigi! This is so awesome. Nothing like fulfilling a dream!!!