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I have some amazing news from around the world. In 2006, living in New Zealand, I joined the Verla Kay message board. I found it hugely encouraging. In 2008 I signed with a small UK literary agency. And now in 2013 I'm thrilled to say that I have a new literary agent in the United States (make that 'super' new literary agent in the United States) - Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency. Awesome news! Tricia is super focused and a really nice person too. A real up and comer in the industry. My dream was always to publish children's books in America, and now I'm pleased to say that 8 years later it's going to come true. Special thanks to all the blueboarders out there who offered their encouragement to me on my geographically long and winding journey. Cheers, Pete     :yay
#1 - October 25, 2013, 04:48 PM
« Last Edit: October 26, 2013, 05:26 PM by Peter M »
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Well I'm new to the forum, but I still want to say congratulations! That's wonderful news. :)
#2 - October 25, 2013, 05:08 PM

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Wow, it must be Get-an-Agent Week! Big congratulations!  :congratswave
#3 - October 25, 2013, 05:33 PM
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Congratulations! That's exciting news! I've heard many good things about her.

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#4 - October 25, 2013, 05:44 PM
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Fantastic news!! Congratulations!!!
#5 - October 25, 2013, 06:03 PM

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Great news, and a great agency. Congratulations!
#7 - October 25, 2013, 06:12 PM
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Tricia's fabulous, you're in very good hands. Welcome to the EMLA family!
#8 - October 25, 2013, 08:13 PM

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Congrats!!
#9 - October 25, 2013, 08:36 PM

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'Super' Agent news!

Congratulations!
#10 - October 25, 2013, 08:39 PM
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Awesome news! Congrats, Peter!

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#11 - October 25, 2013, 08:41 PM
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Thanks for everyone's kind comments. Cheers Pete  :dancer
#12 - October 25, 2013, 09:00 PM
« Last Edit: October 26, 2013, 05:27 PM by Peter M »
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Kiwis ftw! Congrats, Peter!
#13 - October 25, 2013, 09:40 PM

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 :yay Great news, Peter! Congratulations!
#14 - October 25, 2013, 09:54 PM

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oh, that is wonderful!!!

Congratulations!
#15 - October 26, 2013, 04:05 AM
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Awesome!!!!
#16 - October 26, 2013, 05:30 AM
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Congratulations, Pete!  :partytime
#17 - October 26, 2013, 06:29 AM
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Congrats, Pete!!!
#18 - October 26, 2013, 06:39 AM
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Congratulations, Pete! :pickle
#19 - October 26, 2013, 07:30 AM

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Congratulations Peter! Won't you please tell a little bit more about your books. Thank you and welcome to the boards.
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#20 - October 26, 2013, 07:32 AM
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Congratulations! :confetti
#21 - October 26, 2013, 07:40 AM
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#22 - October 26, 2013, 07:40 AM
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Congratulations :)
#23 - October 26, 2013, 09:14 AM

Thanks again for all the kind comments. There is no support community like this available anywhere else in the world. Not that I've come across so far! To answer Vijaya's question - I have been writing a series of middle grade comedy books about superheroes for boys who have outgrown Captain Underpants (it's called Boy Zero Wannabe Hero). Now that I have just switched agents - my previous agent (UK) controls this superhero series, and EMLA have signed me on to manage the brand new follow up series. It's a middle grade spy comedy series called Johnny Danger which could be best described as 'Young Bond meets Greg Heffley' . We are right in the middle of talks with a publisher this week so I can't discuss any more details than this so far, but I will definitely post when everything is ready to roll. I realize that many on this board will not know who I am, but I have been watching and learning quietly in the background for the last 8 years, and am eternally grateful for the resources and wisdom that has been shared. Thank you all, Pete :thankyou
#24 - October 26, 2013, 01:11 PM
« Last Edit: October 27, 2013, 02:15 PM by Peter M »
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 :applause :applause :applause :congratulations  :applause :applause :applause

Super news indeed, Pete!
#25 - October 26, 2013, 01:47 PM

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How wonderful! Congrats!!!
#26 - October 26, 2013, 02:45 PM

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Congratulations, Peter!  :fireworks
#27 - October 26, 2013, 04:23 PM
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Great news, Peter! Congratulations!  :star2
#28 - October 26, 2013, 05:07 PM

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Congrats, Peter!
#29 - October 26, 2013, 06:51 PM

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Congrats! A great agency1
#30 - October 26, 2013, 08:59 PM
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