I am extremely excited to announce: "I am officially represented by Joanna Stampfel-Volpe at New Leaf Literary & Media!" ♥
Since last summer, I have begun my agents-research. The agents I was in contact with were all very knowledgeable and extremely nice. I am truly grateful they took their valuable time looking over my work. Thank you. I continue to love the work of the talents you represented, and I wish you the very best.
A week after attending the New York SCBWI conference, I received an email from Joanna. She saw my portfolio at the conference and was interested in seeing more of my work/dummy. I thanked her for her interest and emailed her the materials. She replied with great feedback. We conversed over the phone, and it was wonderful talking to her. Joanna had a magical ability to bring out my creative courage as a storyteller. She asked to see if I have any other stories up my sleeves. I emailed her a few more dummies.
The detailed notes I received from her were incredible. Her grasp of how stories should work, could work, and would work, was a mind-opener's dream of a mind-opener!
Long story short, I am now happily (ecstatically!!!) part of the New Leaf family. I look forward to working with Joanna and her great team at New Leaf!
To learn more about Joanna, you can check out the following interviews:
• Literary Rambles: Agent Spotlight
• Middle Grade Ninja: 7 Questions for Literary Agent Joanna Volpe
• Pub(lishing) Crawls: Introducing Joanna Volpe!
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