Margaret Dilloway (eekmod on QT) has signed with agent Elaine Markson of Markson Thoma Literary Agency.
I also wrote BLUETOOTH FOR DUMMIES. The publisher canceled it, due to the low Bluetooth interest back in 2002. But at least they let me keep the advance! In addition, I've written two plays that were produced in local juried festivals.
I've never completed any other formal writing class. I did start one or two, but I dropped out. I have a B.A. in Studio Art from Scripps College, Claremont, CA.
I don't always get there, but that's my goal. When my husband gets home, he takes over the kidlet duties and I get to work.
You should also go to a conference to talk with agents face-to-face. That's where I found my first agent. They read one page of your manuscript, and tell you whether to send in the rest. It's still hard, because there you get rejected face-to-face, and sometimes it's pretty cold. I had one turn away from me while I was still talking to her. But at least you won't have to wait for the rejection! Bring your suit of armor.
HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE is about a Japanese war bride and her daughter.