This writer is looking for an agent.
I graduated from the University of Iowa's School of Journalism. My first job was medical book editor at Mosby Publishing, St. Louis. Then, the real fun began when I became managing editor for Missouri's largest weekly newspaper, writing editorials, features, news, columns, etc.
Time passed, then I found myself writing free lance articles for the Des Moines Register and Cedar Rapids Gazette under the pen name Ann Klepacki.
Why, a pen name? Ah, that's another story, not appropriate for here.
My writing career has led me to public relations and to the owning of a marketing company which presented national seminars for the construction industry.
Authors, like sangria, become more seasoned as time passes and their writing skills improve. When I yearned to write fiction, I was blessed to find a mentor in agent Victor West (no longer with us but probably is in heaven watching my every miss-step). I learned faster how to write a simple sentence under a literary mentor than if I'd stayed in a graduate college creative writing program.
Seasoned writers usually continue learning. I asked Susan Uttendorfsky at Adirondack Editing to look over Casanova Cowboy, my western novel recently completed. She liked my underground bus in the story which triggered more tension when I added more use of it. She does a manuscript evaluation, an enlightening, eye-opening and horrifying experience.
Paul Krupin, Direct Marketing, who achieved marvels with his press release for my memoir, Snowbirds, has just developed a new search program called Presari. I can't wait to start a wider search of the internet with it.