Finding Her Feet by Eve Ainsworth published today by Barrington Stoke
This week our fiction agent Hannah Weatherill answered our five questions. You can submit to Hannah here.
What does a normal day look like for you?
It varies! I might be meeting editors, preparing pitches, editing clients’ manuscripts, poring over contracts, or looking through my submissions in the hope of finding the perfect new author for me.
What’s your favourite part of your job?
There’s so much of it that I love, but there’s nothing better than matching an author with their perfect publisher. It’s very rewarding.
What do you admire most about your industry?
I’m in contact with aspiring and established authors every day, and I’m always impressed by their resilience, bravery, enthusiasm and boundless creativity.
What are you reading at the moment?
I’m kept pretty busy by new client manuscripts, which I edit before they’re ready to submit. But I recently loved Sasha Wagstaff’s CHRISTMAS IN CHAMONIX, which is out from Canelo next week!
What advice would you give to aspiring authors?
Read around your genre and spend time creating the perfect pitch – what’s the hook? What makes you stand out? Write what you’re passionate about, but also think about your readership.