Upcoming Agent Spotlight Interviews & Guest Posts

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Guest Bloggers, Sea Urchins, and Dresses, Oh My!

First off, I'm trying to line up some guest posts and interviews for the blog. So...

If you'd like to do a guest post on some facet of agent research and/or preparedness, please e-mail me at agentspotlight(at)gmail(dot)com.

If you'd like to do a guest post on something else (that still hits upon one of themes of this blog), feel free to e-mail me and let me know what you're thinking.

If you're an agented or published kitlit author or a publishing profressional that wouldn't mind being interviewed, I'd love to hear from you as well. Also, I'm totally open to hosting book tours and contests, should anyone need such an outlet.


In an attempt to better utilize Twitter, I'll now be posting whatever useful or funny links, posts, articles, etc. I come across there, rather than doing random linkspam posts on Lit Rambles. Of course, if it's something particularly interesting or related to agent research, I'll still post it here. So, if you haven't already, please friend me on Twitter.


BetaMy daughter got a Beta fish as an early birthday present yesterday. Can you guess what she named it? I'll give you a hint. There's probably thousands upon thousands of kids' fishes named this right now. I really hope it doesn't die anytime soon.

Then again... there is that whole attachment thing we'll have to deal with. *sigh*


research-uniI watched three different people (family) eat a piece of sea urchin on Friday, and each one pretty much looked like they were going to throw up on the table. The consensus seemed to be that it tasted like the bathroom at the Monterey Bay Aquarium would taste, and melted in your mouth like some kind of liquid-based slime. Mmmm... want some?

Have YOU ever tried sea urchin?


bridesshortI'm going wedding dress shopping today. I'm not completely opposed to a traditional wedding dress (some of them are absolutely gorgeous!), but I'd prefer to find either a black dress (yes, black) or a 50s-inspired tea-length gown. I may be odd but, I assure you, there are plenty of other offbeat brides out there.  Though, if I had all the time and money I needed to do so, I'd get the dress pictured on the right.  LOVE. 

Anyway, we're heading out of town for the day, and I think it's a testament of my bookishness that I've scheduled in a stop at a book store that has a much better YA section than my local one. I mean... I'll be right there. How an I pass up the opportunity?!


Okay. I think that's enough random for today. As I mentioned, I'll be out of town most of the day, so if you leave a comment or e-mail me, I'll be getting back to  you tonight or tomorrow.

Have a great day everyone!  Looking forward to your comments when I get home.


Rebecca said...

Love the picture of the dress. Why should you be a cookie cutter bride? It's your day, you should look however you want. I'm sure you'll look amazing!

Alyssa Kirk said...

Good luck with the dress shopping. Do whatever it takes to make this a fun and unforgettable experience!

storyqueen said...

sea urchin=gross!

I love that dress! It is a perfect mix of a little retro and completely elegant.

Good Luck!


Fish name=Betty the Beta? Maybe sushi?

Arabella said...

Is the fishie named Nemo?

Oh and I emailed you!

Casey Something said...

Thanks Rebecca! I think so too. I want to wear something I'll be comfortable in.

Hi Alyssa!! Thanks for coming by. I think I found a dress that will be just perfect.

LOL Shelley. I agree. I can't beleive they even wanted to try the sea urchin! Nope, not Betty!

Hi Andrea! You got it! She named it Nemo. I tried to convince her to come up with something more original, but Nemo it is! : )

I'll get back to you on the e-mail! Thanks!

Alyssa Kirk said...

So are you going to tell us about the dress?

And you can't go wrong with 'Nemo.' It's our family's favorite!

PJ Hoover said...

The sea urchins look nasty. The dress is gorgeous! Black would certainly be unique!

Heather Kelly said...

Wow--that was fast dress finding! What's it like?

My son (who is nine now) is Nemo phobic. That movie freaked him out. No Nemo fish in our lives.

Casey Something said...

Sure, Alyssa! I found two I liked. Both are strapless, tea-length dresses. One is black and one is more champagne in color. I've decided to go ahead and get the champagne one, as I like it quite a bit more than the black. It has a lacy/beaded look. I'll try to find a picture of it online.

Isn't that dress lovely, PJ? I'm a sucker for that retro look. Unfortunately it's a tad pricey and in the UK!

We're having a small wedding in Oct, Heather, so I can't be too picky about the dress. I'm rather surprised I found one I love already!

That's funny about your son. Why did it freak him out? My daughter LOVES Nemo.

Kelly Polark said...

Is the fish Nemo??

Happy dress shopping! It's your day, get what makes you happy!

Casey Something said...

It is Nemo, Kelly! She mostly calls it a "bish" though.