Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A BBCHAT with Jordy Albert of The Booker Albert Agency

A new BBCHAT awaits you! For my new followers, this is an acronym for BigBlackCat's Humane Agent Talk: In Which A Particularly Agreeable Agent Answers a Series of Questions that Have Nothing to do with Queries or Submission Guidelines. Yeah, don't try to make an acronym out of that last bit.

The BBCHAT is designed to get the personality of the agent in the spotlight, and an enterprising querier can use this information to figure out if the agent is a good fit for them, rather than just another agent who happens to cover their genre.

The last question involves something that oddly resembles a contest, and ties in with the blog name.

Today's guest for the BBCHAT is Jordy Albert of the Booker Albert Agency. She holds a B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University, and a M.A. from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. She has worked with Marisa Corvisiero during her time at the L. Perkins Agency and the Corvisiero Literary Agency. She is a fan of the SyFy, History and Discovery Channels, enjoys studying languages (French/Japanese), spends time teaching herself how to knit, is a HUGE fan of Doctor Who, and loves dogs.

She is looking for stories that capture her attention from beginning to end; stories that have heart, and characters that are hard to forget. She loves intelligent characters with a great sense of humor. She would love to see fresh, well-developed plots featuring travel with unique, exotic settings, competitions, or time travel. Jordy is specifically looking for:

* Middle Grade - fantasy, action/adventure, or historical.
* YA - sci-fi, dystopian, contemporary, historical (heavy on romance).
* Romance and Women's Fiction

What are you reading right now and why do you like it?

Poison Princess, by Kresley Cole. It’s different from what she usually writes, and I think the characters and premise are fascinating. 

Paper or plastic? 

Paper. I enjoy my Kindle, but I love the feel of a book in my hands. 

What's on your bucket list? 

  • See a play at the Globe Theatre
  • Visit the Colosseum
  • Knit a Doctor Who scarf
  • Grow an apple tree
  • Travel!!! UK, Italy, France, Greece, Australia and New Zealand
  • Visit all the tennis grand slams. 

Have you ever ridden a mechanical bull? (It’s on MY bucket list, so that's why it's here).


If you had a guaranteed sell, what type of story would you like to represent?

A YA (romance) set in another country, or on another planet.

Thank you Jordy for visiting the blog today! For those of you who haven't played BBCHAT before, the Rafflecopter below has a poll for you to choose which of Jordy's answers is a LIE. Winner will get a NOT A DROP TO DRINK signed swag pack - postcard, bookmark, tent card and water bottle sticker. Contest open to US & CAN.

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Natalie Aguirre said...

This is a great series. I'd love to travel to Australia and New Zealand too.

karen Y. bynum said...

Great interview, ladies! Lovely learning more about you, Jordy. I visited London and Paris when I was a junior in high school, both fantastic cities. I'd go back in a heartbeat! I've always wanted to go to Australia! That flight would be crazy long though. lol Thanks for sharing! :)

Lola said...

Great travel destinations! I want to go to New Zealand too. I was in the airport en route to Australia but not outside. I highly recommend Tasmania in Australia - beautiful

Nicole Zoltack said...

Great interview! Seeing a play at the Globe Theatre would be amazing!

Mindy McGinnis said...

It's serendipitous that PM started running New Adult categorized deals on the same day I had Jordy on the blog :)