Publishing is an apprenticeship industry, and so when a Literary Assistant is ready to start building their own list, it’s not uncommon for them to work with or co-agent with a few of their colleagues so that they can get more first hand experience before opening up to a list of their own.
James McGowan has been with BookEnds since summer 2015 as an intern before moving up as our fantastic assistant. He’s been given the green light to work with other agents with an eye towards a list of his own in the future, and so for about six months or so, James and I have been looking for the perfect picture book author for us to co-agent on. We found it in May with Jessica Kulekjian’s work!
I’m so excited to co-agent with James to put Jessica’s work on the bookstore shelves! You can learn more about her fabulous picture books and a bit about her writing process over on the BookEnds blog.