I have a wonderful agent. You may have met her, actually. If not, click here to read the Deb Ball guest post from Michelle Wolfson. Go ahead. Read it. I’ll wait.
*fixes cup of tea, twiddles thumbs, waits for readers to come back*
There. You see? She’s hard-working, smart, and funny — an all around entertaining person. She gets the job done. Which are very good qualities in a literary agent, and I’m glad mine possesses them in spades.
But since that post tells you basically everything I know personally about literary agents (she’s the only one I’ve had), and the other Debs this week have done such a marvelous job discussing the other aspects of literary agents, I decided (at first) to write an extensive treatise on the relative merits of obtaining an agent and pursuing the traditional publishing route vs. going indie and seeking your writing fortune without one.
And then I thought, Oh, screw it. It’s Friday. Nobody wants to rehash all that. (And if you do, it’s all over the web. Have at it!)
I’m going to show you some of my other favorite agents instead.
First (of course) is that super Secret Agent James Bond, the current 007 himself, played by Daniel Craig:
Wow. He has quite a big gun, hasn’t he? *blink*
Don’t get me wrong. I’m a big Sean Connery as James Bond fan from way back. (Let’s not go into how way back. It’s depressing, and who wants to be depressed on a Friday?)
I mean, look at him:
Who could resist that? But, I have to admit, Daniel is giving him a run for his secret-agent money with me.
And then there’s Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (played by Mark Harmon) from the long-running TV series NCIS.
*pauses to sigh*
Has gray hair ever looked so sexy? I think not.
Now, lest you think I’m only appreciating agents for their manly charms (moi? nevah! well, okay, maybe a little…) here’s another of my favorites: Ziva David, also from NCIS, played by the beautiful Coté de Pablo:
She is one kick-ass agent. Wish I had her moves! (TG probably does, too.)
Oh, and let’s not forget the agents who make us laugh! Laughter is sexy. (Oh yes it is.) So here’s Maxwell Smart, CONTROL Agent 86 (the late great Don Adams) of Get Smart fame:
(Hmm…what’s that old saw about men and their shoes? Something or another about size? Well, I think Max here shows us good technology can easily trump size.)
And speaking of funny agents, anyone remember these guys?
Happy Friday! Before you run off, tell me, who are your favorite agents, literary or otherwise?