Confused? Add to that list Dyan Cannon, LL Cool J, T.I., Ian Spektor and Ed Begley Jr! Well, I am thinking of giving up writing and trying my hand at rapping or maybe a bit of acting.
Fear not, take a deep breath! I wouldn’t do that to my eleven year old. She’d never recover from the embarrassment. Still, today I went up a couple of notches in the “cool” department with her when I signed with Marc Gerald and Sasha Raskin from The Agency Group, the agents who also rep the above artists.
Marc contacted me around six months ago to find out if I had representation. When I looked up his bio I was immediately attracted by his diverse career background, from being an editor of True Detective Magazine, a writer/producer for America’s Most Wanted, and his collaboration with Wesley Snipes. All very impressive, but what caught my eye was a line in his bio where he mentioned that he’d commissioned novellas from some of hip hop's brightest stars and sold them with CDs supplied by Def Jam Entertainment. As an indie author I really appreciate an outside-the-box approach to marketing. However, I did have representation at the time.
That came to an end just after Christmas when I decided that my agent and I had such differing creative visions of the Portal Chronicles that it was best that we discontinued our partnership. The split was very amicable and I consider Mollie an awesome person, but I have to remain true to my characters and my fans. I decided to contact Marc again, and a couple of weeks later I met with him and Sasha Raskin in Manhattan. I was delighted to discover that we share the same vision for the Portal Chronicles and I am excited to see where this next step takes me. :)