Brian J. Wood, but as he says on his website, it's close. Wood is a Vancouver-based agent, which is great news for my Canadian readers, though he and his associate will soon be working in the US market.
Wood accepts mostly non-fiction, but when great fiction comes along, he passes it to associate, author Rachel Sentes. Sentes is a publicist in her own right, which gives an added benefit to authors who sign with the agency.
If you have a manuscript, and you're wondering if it's ready to send out, ask yourself Woods questions in Tips for Manuscript Submissions to see if it's ready for prime time.
A few posts from Wood and Sentes:
Authors deal with rejection all the time. But realize that agents get rejected, too. And many times, they don't see a big return on all the hours they put in.
It's been said many times that signing with an agent is like getting married (and that finally getting an offer of representation is like a proposal). But you wouldn't marry the first person that asked you. Wood posts a list of questions to ask yourself before tying the knot.
Can authors and agents really be objective about their work?
Is there such a thing as a perfect manuscript?
You may wonder what goes into a publicity platform. Sentes spells it out.
For more Agent Friday posts, click here.