Chip MacGregor. He runs MacGregor Literary Agency. His website states that his greatest desire is to help authors create great books that make a difference in the world.
I love agents who blog. For writers journeying toward publication, there's nothing better than getting a peek into the minds of those who choose which books are ready for publishing houses to take a look at. Blogging agents give you their expertise, their interests (and what turns them off), and explain the often mysterious ways of the publishing world.
Chip's blog is in my Google Reader for a good reason--I learn alot. Between his posts, and his associate Sandra Bishop (a lovely person who I've had the pleasure of meeting), it's worth reading.
One of the most interesting categories on Chip's blog are Questions from Beginners. He posts answers to all kinds of questions about agenting and the publishing industry. In this business, the more you know, the less mistakes you make. So make it your business to learn all you can.
The one thing you can do to help you grow as a writer.
Writing a memoir? Here are some things to keep in mind.
Chip MacGregor's best advice.
And because I'm heading to a writer's conference tomorrow (the wonderful Pikes Peak Writer's Conference), I love these posts: Make the Most Out of a Writer's Conference: Part 1 and Part 2.