Just a quick blog entry to announce that I have formally joined Dorian Literary Agency who will represent my current works as well as the back-catalogue once the rights revert from Macmillan Publishers Ltd. I'm really pleased about this development and see it as an important move in light of the current economic problems facing publishing today with regards to mid-list culls, digital rights and other rights issues. It pays to have a second pair of eyes - and experienced eyes at that - when it comes to an increasingly Byzantine industry and it means I can concentrate on what I do best: writing the books.
On a personal note, there is a feeling of coming full circle. Way back in 1993, Dorian Literary Agency was the first agency I sent my first story to (a young adult novel called The Forever Chain), and Dorothy Lumley's reply at the time - while being a rejection - was very constructive, especially compared to some of the other agencies who fired back those universally-hated stock rejection letters that told you nothing.
It was this care and effort Dorothy gave in those early rejection letters that drew me towards Dorian Literary Agency again years later when it was time to look for a literary agent after leaving Macmillan - a lesson other literary agencies could learn from. Dorothy was my first choice, so I am very lucky and understandably over the moon that she has chosen to represent me, and I look forward to working with her on the new books including the Secret War series.
Please note: contact details for UK and overseas publishers will be incorporated on the MFW Curran website in the coming months. Before then, should you wish to contact me regarding any publishing matters, please do so at email@example.com and I will forward your e-mail to my agent.