I Am In Disguise

by Tricia

in Authentic, Becoming Agent, Kids Books

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I am not who you think I am.

In reality, I am a kid that never grew up.

How do I know?

1. When an editorial committee at Little Brown BFYR starts pulling out their favorite books for Fall 2011, I realize that several of them are on my hold list at my library already.

2. An editor and I at S&S both share our obsessions with Sweet Valley High novels when we were 12. An editor at Scholastic shares how she rereads Anne of Green Gables every May without fail and I reread Little House on the Prairie every year with the same resolve.

3. I die over picture books, early chapter books, middle grade, graphic novels, teen novels. I can’t stop reading them all.

I am an adult in the real world. But in reality, I’m using my adult persona to disguise the real me: a kid still discovering the awesome world of books and reading.

And that’s my job. I think I’m the luckiest person in the world . . . in disguise.

Angie Spady October 27, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Tricia, it’s always nice to feel like a kid inside! I can totally relate. I’m not sure who gets the most excited about reading Harold and the Purple Crayon–me, or when I read it to my daughter! Congratulations on being named agent!

Tricia October 27, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Thanks, Angie! We can both be kids! I won’t tell!

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