My name is Steven Hutson, and have a story to tell. I was a child of the sixties, toward the end of the Baby Boom, born in an old Spanish colony on the coast of California. They called it The Village of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels, in honor of Mary the mother of Jesus. Never heard of it? Oh, silly me. Like most people, you probably know it by its abbreviated name in Spanish: Los Angeles.
I grew up somewhere between the gleaming glass towers of Bunker Hill and the bright lights of Hollywood. From a very early age I wanted to be a writer, but for many years never really pursued it. Instead I took the easy (but boring) road, following a career in office jobs and retail stores. But the writing bug persisted and I enjoyed occasional opportunities to write a poem here and a newsletter there, which only confirmed what I knew all along: I was born to write. And yet I yearned for something more.
After much toil and struggle I had my first book published in 2006, the fulfillment of a lifetime dream. I attended writers' conferences and sat at the feet of a couple of mentors. Encouraged by the others in my writers' group, I went into business as a freelance editor, where I tackled assignments to edit books on every subject from Bible study to yoga to credit repair. And life was good.
Finally one day I received an email from a potential client who asked me to do something I had never done before: To recruit writers for a series of books, and then pitch the ideas to publishers. I thought, Who, me? Yet much to my own surprise I already knew most of the people I needed to make this happen, and most of them responded favorably. With this newfound confidence I felt emboldened to set up shop as a literary agent. And here we are.
We will consider anything except short stories, poetry, scripts, and chainsaw murders.
Go to our website and download the query form: www.wordwisemedia.com/agent