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Ms. Catherine Hedrick Armstrong

The Purcell Agency, LLC

336 Belle Court

Grayslake, Illinois 60030



Website: www.ThePurcellAgency.com

Twitter: C_H_Armstrong

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Online Form: Closed

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from MariaEreniDampman
Dec 09, 2022 11:04 am


Agent requested full manuscript after my response to her Twitter post.
from Catlin22
Dec 07, 2022 9:42 am


Very kind and positive rejection of historical mystery after 158 days, with apology for taking so long. A few months ago she posted that she had Covid, so I'm sure that slowed her down considerably. It feels much better to have a reply, even a rejection, and even after all this time, than to wonder what happened. Many thanks to her.
from letodd7
Dec 03, 2022 2:08 pm


Query: 5/17
Full request: 12/03

Sadly, I’d marked this as a CNR and already signed a publishing contract.
from Roll_4_Initiative
Dec 02, 2022 10:41 pm


Queried 8/29/22
CNR 12/2/22
71K adult suspense novel with themes of plus-sized protagonist, haunted mansion, and amateur sleuthing
from tyingling7766
Nov 20, 2022 5:15 am


EQ: 21 August 2022
CNR at 90 days.

121K Adult Thriller/Horror
from AshShees
Nov 15, 2022 3:04 pm


7.1.2022 Form Query
11.15.2022 informed of recent revisions that have cut my word count down to 100k
11.15.2022 She responded almost immediately and asked me to withdraw then resubmit with the most up to date information. She said she doesn't read submissions in order, but instead sorts by genre, so I don't need to worry about losing my place in the queue. I did resubmit with the updated information

107k Urban Fantasy
100k Urban Fantasy
from Petra_Parsons
Nov 12, 2022 12:44 pm


7/10/22 - FQ
11/12/22 - Full Request - Sent same day
The request email noted that she is backlogged and may take longer than 90 days to review the manuscript.
from ElleMStewart
Nov 03, 2022 7:27 pm


Contemporary romcom, 95k

8/31/22 - Query
10/18/22 - Notice of offer
10/18/22 - Polite rejection
from suzyengland
Oct 25, 2022 11:57 pm


EQ: 04.29.22
Women's Fic 77K
Full MS submitted after agent request on Twitter 09.25.22
from godisjealous
Oct 08, 2022 8:07 pm


Queried 4/28
Custom rejections: 10/8
Alt hist 70k
"While I really liked the premise of your manuscript I'm sorry to say it's not a good fit for my list at this time."
from honeybeehorror
Oct 04, 2022 12:57 pm


QM Message: Dear Author,

Yes, you! You're no longer an "aspiring author" or "aspiring writer" if you're at the querying phase! Congratulations!

I deeply appreciate you looking me up and considering me for your manuscript. Unfortunately, I'm sorry to say I'm currently closed to queries, but I hope to open again soon once I've weeded through the submissions currently in my inbox. If you've recently submitted to me and have not received a response, please note that I'm perpetually behind but I always respond to every query.

For information related to when I plan to reopen, please follow me on Twitter (@C_H_Armstrong). I will announce my reopening to queries about a week in advance, and usually try to stay open for a very short period of time.

Thanks, and I look forward to your query when I reopen for submissions.

Best Wishes,

Cathie Hedrick-Armstrong, Literary Agent
The Purcell Agency, LLC
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 06, 2022 7:12 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from haleywarrington
Sep 05, 2022 12:24 am


FQ: 9/4/2022
74k Adult Contemporary Romance
from RG_923
Aug 31, 2022 10:11 pm


EQ: 8/31/22

Adult upmarket at 80k words
from Sapphire_Demoness
Aug 27, 2022 1:46 am


Form query: Invited to query via Twitter 4/24/22 with full manuscript request.
Form rejection: 25th Aug 2022
(IMHO, this agent has asked for way too many fulls on one go that finds it 'difficult' to juggle.)
90K adult contemporary romance

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