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Ms. Catherine Hedrick Armstrong

The Purcell Agency, LLC

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Catherine Hedrick Armstrong

The Purcell Agency, LLC

336 Belle Court
Grayslake, Illinois 60030
Website:
www.ThePurcellAgency.com
Twitter:
@C_H_Armstrong
AALA Member:
No
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Genres
This agent is seeking the following genres:

Fiction

Chick Lit
Commercial
Fantasy
  • Fantasy, Contemporary/Urban
Historical
Horror
LGBTQ+
Multicultural
Mystery
Romance
  • Romance, Comedy
  • Romance, Contemporary
  • Romance, Historical
  • Romance, Paranormal
  • Romance, Regency
  • Romance, Thriller/Suspense
  • Romance, Western
Thrillers/Suspense
Upmarket
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
  • Young Adult, Contemporary
  • Young Adult, Fantasy
  • Young Adult, Horror
  • Young Adult, Mystery
  • Young Adult, Paranormal
  • Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
  • Young Adult, Romance

Non-Fiction

none
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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
stephbolaniswriting
05/22/2023 12:07 PM
3/27/23 -- Full request: Had a convo with Cathie on Twitter and she asked for my full without reading my query. I was SO EXCITED!
3/27/23 -- Full sent
5/10/23 -- Offer of Rep from another agent, 1st Nudge
5/18/23 -- 2nd Nudge
5/21/23 -- Kind step aside. She did not have the time needed to read the full, and stepped aside.
Zooks3
04/23/2023 03:00 PM
8/6/22 - Online form re: TANCM - YA . Auto-response of receipt.
4/16/23 - Personal response apologizing for the delay and requesting FULL MS.
4/23/23 - Sent FULL MS via online form.

1edpsf1
04/18/2023 11:52 PM
Cathie has updated her MWSL, and on Twitter said she's thinking of opening in Aug/Sept.
TBtbtp
04/16/2023 06:34 AM
I queried in August and received an apologetic, lengthy, and very kind rejection yesterday. It might be a form--but if it is, I marked it helpful anyway because she said the nicest most encouraging things about this whole process. Kudos to her for actually responding to querying authors. At this point, I'm impressed by any agent who responds consistently-even with a simple not for me. I mean, really, is it that hard to hit a key for a rejection? It is just more rudeness running rampant---standards of behavior keep getting lower and lower. It is really sad.
jmwilmarth
04/16/2023 01:21 AM
I had a conversation with Cathie on Twitter, which led me to sending a message asking when she would reopen. I told her I thought my material might fit with her. She kindly invited me to submit anyway. Although I received a same-day (today) rejection, it was kind and thoughtful. I found her overall to be very kind and helpful to writers. Check out her Twitter. She has started a new Facebook group for writers and agents (and editors?). Anyway, I think she would be a great agent to work with.
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Last Update:
09/06/2022 - Closed to queries.
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