I shall forever be grateful to Susan Yearwood for having taken a chance on me based on one short story I thrust in her hands at the London Book Fair. Being represented by her was a pleasure from the get go. Susan was my first reader for every draft of both my books. She’s an extraordinarily insightful editor – one whose feedback I value tremendously. When an agent ensures that every email from you gets a reply within three hours of your sending it, you know you’ve lucked out. Is she super selective? Yes. Will she sign more than ten people on at a given time? No. But if you do make the cut, you will be in very good, very patient hands.
I was represented by Susan Yearwood Agency between 2009 – 2014. My debut novel ‘Pao’, sold to Bloomsbury in 2010, was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and the Commonwealth Book Prize.
Thanks to SYA for providing me with an important start in the industry.
Susan’s enthusiasm for my writing and her professional representation led to my first 3-book publishing contract and it continues to be a pleasure to work with her. Susan’s insight and guidance has been invaluable, and I very much appreciate the support she has given me as I progress through the publication of my books.