Some Girls Are Video Teaser #6 contains a little friendly advice, especially for people named Regina:







Every time I host a giveaway and people come out of the woodwork to enter it, I am thrilled. So before I announce who won my Some Girls Are ARC giveaway, I just want to thank each and every person who entered and expressed interest in the book! It really makes me happy and it really means a lot, and I know I say this every time, but it’s because I mean it every single time: I wish I could give EVERYONE a copy. Alas. In any case, THANK YOU! And on that note, the winner of an ARC of Some Girls Are is….


Amber!



Congrats, Amber! I’ve contacted you! And again, thank you everyone for entering!


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So earlier in the week, ze wonderful Kody Keplinger had a great idea: Agent Appreciation Day! The gist is this (I borrowed the gist from ze wonderful Susan Adrian), “because sometimes agents get a bad rap, we wanted to join together to surprise our agents with a little love.” I thought, dude, I can totally do that. So here is my contribution:

My agent’s guidance, support, cheerleading, keen eye, belief in my work, patience, listening, savvy, passion and communication has made all the difference in this crazy/overwhelming/fantastic business of writing. Cracked Up to Be was going to be my last attempt at trying to get published before going on hiatus and looking into more practical pursuits. I didn’t want to stop, but I was really starting to think seeing my books on shelves wasn’t in the cards…

I remember querying my agent, I remember getting the full request in my inbox, I remember getting her email about wanting to discuss representation. My heart totally stopped. I remember that initial phone conversation, hanging up and telling my mom, “I want Amy to be my agent.” And very shortly after that, she was. Two years later, here we are!

I will always be grateful for my agent’s belief in Parker’s story, in Regina’s story, in the books I’m working on now. I wrote and dreamed of being published. Amy was obviously instrumental in making that dream a reality. She put my books into the hands of an incredible editor, who I also love working with, and now those books are being read, which is something I may never quite believe but will always be so grateful for. It’s changed my life! That alone makes it really hard to articulate just how much I love working with my agent and how much I appreciate her. What words could do someone who has made that kind of positive impact justice? None. But I will tell you that one of my absolutely favourite parts about finishing Some Girls Are was putting Amy’s name on the dedication line.

Amy, thank you for all the hard work you do on my behalf.

For a list of participating blogs, check out this entry at Lisa and Laura’s blog, and to all those hard-working, awesome agents out there, this is for you:





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18 Responses to Agent Appreciation Day!

  1. Victoria says:

    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 bb. That's all I have to say. <3.

  2. nova says:

    Yay for Agent Appreciation Day! I’m so happy you have Amy. I had to take part and pass out some appreciation too: http://wp.me/pM1Z-HZ

    And YAY for SGA!!!!!!!!

  3. sruble says:

    Oooh, favorite trailer yet!! Cool and spooky-ish. Love it!

    Agent appreciation Day is a cool idea. Hope I get to participate sometime. Maybe next year ;)

    Congrats to Amber on the ARC win.

  4. Liviania says:

    Congrats Amber!

    And that is some furious clapping.

  5. Amy Reed says:

    I second everything! Woohoo for the marvelous, phenomenal, beautiful, feisty, brilliant Amy Tipton!

  6. courtney says:

    Victoria: <3 <3 <3

    Nova: WHEN I SAW YOUR TWEET, I DIED. A worthy thing to come out of Twitter hiding for!

    sruble: thank you! & I bet you will be. :)

    Liviana: Isn’t it? They are serious clappers.

    Amy: We gots us a great advocate!! :) The best.

  7. Courtneeeeyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!! Happy agent day to you and Amy, and may there be many more!

  8. nova says:

    I had to come out of Twitter hiding for Michael, just for a few minutes. I like him that much.

    But guess when the real day that I’ll be coming out of Twitter hiding will be? JANUARY 5! Your pubday! I can’t wait to say CONGRATULATIONS for SGA!

  9. Amy is a fantastic gal! She LOVES her clients and her clients love her!

  10. courtney says:

    Kody: Same to you and Jo! THANK YOU for organizing this!!!! It was a fantastic idea!

    Nova: EEEE! January 5th will be AWESOME knowing that!!!!

    Daisy: She really does & they really do!! Yay, Amy!

  11. Amber says:

    Awesome teaser! I’m so excited I won the ARC, you have no idea how excited I’ve been to read this :) And whoot for your agent!!

  12. courtney says:

    I’m glad it’s going to a good home, Amber! I’ll be sending it out tomorrow. :)

  13. Kirstin Cronn-Mills says:

    Never pursue those practical pursuits–or you’ll be like me, with a time suck of a day job and no time to write!! : ) Yay for Amy!

  14. I think that is my FAVE SGA teaser so far!!!!

    And also, YAY AMY!!! :)

  15. Danette says:

    Courtney,
    You are amazing. I can’t wait to buy my copy of SGA. The teasers are excellent!

  16. Danette says:

    AND Merry Christmas!

  17. courtney says:

    Danette, THANK YOU & Merry Christmas to you too!!