Monday, December 13, 2010

Signed on the Line

A couple of weeks ago I sent back a contract to an agent. The counter-signed contract has now been returned. I've signed with DHS Literary Inc., an agency run by David Hale Smith out of Dallas. They have a specialism in crime fiction and have a great stable of writers including Reed Farrel Coleman, Michael Koryta, Scott Phillips, Duane Swierczynski, Tom Piccirilli, Theresa Schwegel, Greg Rucka, Victor Gischler, Sean Doolittle and others. I'm really delighted with this and hopefully it'll lead to good things. Onwards ...

9 comments:

Dorte H said...

Congratulations!

In Scandinavia having an agent is still a rare thing, but I know that if I want to sell in Britain and the US, I will need one, so I have also begun looking around.

Uriah Robinson said...

Well done Rob, you are in good company. I like the expression stable of writers, it makes you sound like a thoroughbred stallion.

Margot Kinberg said...

Rob - Very well done!! I'm happy for you.

Jose Ignacio Escribano said...

Am glad for you Rob.

Paul D. Brazill said...

Congratulations! That's a good bunch to be part of!

seana said...

Many congratulations. Great way to end the year!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations from a follower!

Rob Kitchin said...

Thanks for everyone's best wishes. It seems almost impossible to get anywhere without an agent, so hopefully this will open things up. Uriah, of course, stables can be occupied by nags as well as thoroughbreds. DHS has the latter, so hopefully I might be seen as a promising colt rather than gelding or donkey!

Vanda Symon said...

Congratulations, Rob. Having just signed the dotted line myself I know how much of a relief it feels to have an agent batting for you in the big wide world of publishing. Let's hope you're a bolter!