Peggy Collins and Kendra Marcus and the pursuit of representation

Monday, November 17, 2008.

On Saturday, October 4, 2008, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators held an event in Ottawa, Canada that focused on the relationship between children’s book creators and agents.  The day included presentations, group discussions and private meetings with agents to review manuscripts.

On this edition of Just One More Book!!, Mark speaks with author/illustrator Peggy Collins and Agent Kendra Marcus about their private meeting in which Kendra reviewed and commented on Peggy’s latest project.

We’ve stayed in contact with Peggy since this interview was recorded.  We provide an update on Peggy’s career and agent representation at the end of the interview.


Comment by Stephen Aitken

November 17, 2008 @ 1:02 pm

Wonderful interview Peggy. I like the way you involved your son in the creative process. Great accolades from the agent, Kendra Marcus, about Peggy’s writing. Glad to hear that a contract agreement was reached and I look forward to seeing more of Peggy’s books in the future.

Comment by Boni Ashburn

November 17, 2008 @ 9:10 pm

Mark- Excellent co-interview. Kendra Marcus sounds like a lovely agent to have in your corner. I must research her a bit 🙂 Also very interesting to hear an agent’s honest assessment of an aspiring client’s work in the picture book field. So many agent interviews and blogs revolve around novels and so very few even mention PBs. Thank you, thank you!


Comment by Bookie Woogie

November 19, 2008 @ 2:22 am

Yea! Congrats to Peggy! (…and Kendra as well!)

Comment by Tammie

November 28, 2008 @ 8:51 pm

Peggy’s imagination is a labyrinth and her stories explore every corner. Her words are entrancing for a child yet her illustrations alone invoke joy and laughter in adults as well. Bravo Kendra, you are fortunate to have found her before anyone else.

Comment by Heather Burnell

February 21, 2009 @ 8:50 pm

It was so interesting to hear an agent’s assesment of her future client’s work. Great interview. Thank you!

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