It's always interesting to hear how a literary agent got into the business, but Louise Fury's story is more fascinating than most. Now with the L. Perkins Agency, Fury initially researched queries and agencies for her husband, who planned to write a book. With a marketing background, she successfully helped him navigate a quick path to representation, and soon found herself with a new career.
Fury represents both fiction and non-fiction, for adults, young adults, and middle grade. She particularly enjoys sci-fi, horror, and romance. Having been born in Cape Town, one of her passions is connecting with South African authors (and I know there are some who read this blog!).
Fury blogs at Louise Fury (I like how she mentions that a personalized rejection is not an invitation to resubmit your work). Here are some posts and interviews to find out more about this writer/agent.
Fury's list of query don'ts. Whether you're thinking of attaching a photo to your query, or wondering how long your book description should go, check out this post.
With so many bad book trailers out there, it's nice to see which ones an agent thinks are worthwhile. Take a look at Fury's favorites.
An interview by Writer's Digest's Chuck Sambuchino.
And another interview by the Romance Writers of America New York City chapter.
There are dozens more agents to check out from past Agent Friday posts.