Well hello there!

Welcome!  I’m so glad you’re here.  I’m Susan Hawk, an agent at The Bent Agency.  I represent books written for kids: picture books, chapter books, middle grade and young adult.  Susan Says is going to be a place to talk about publishing, finding and working with an agent, how to build a career in writing.  I come from book marketing so I'll write about that too.  My clients are amazing, and I hope that they and others from around book publishing will join me here as well. 

And books, of course.  I’m cooking up a post right now about I Capture the Castle, a book that stole my heart a few years ago; a book so good that I practically weep when I think of the years that I didn’t know about it.

I want to keep things focused, but I probably won’t be able to help periodically waxing about my love for Downton Abbey or gardening or sandwiches either.

And questions! – I would love to answer your questions, so please send them my way.

See?  We have so much to talk about!