I am thrilled and honoured to announce that Guy Rose of FRA Literary Agents has become my literary agent, effective from the end of April of this year. I was formerly represented by Annette Crossland of the A for Authors Agency. I am grateful to Annette for all the work she did on my behalf. and wish her well in her future endeavours. But signing with Guy offers me some great opportunities.
Guy studied English with novelist Tom Sharpe, whose Times obituary he co-authored. Joining Vernon Futerman’s agency in 1993, and becoming a name partner, Guy has since represented a wide variety of authors in both fiction and non-fiction. They include writers as diverse as reformed criminal John McVicar; Second World War triple agent Eddie Chapman (the subject of the film Triple Cross, starring Christopher Plummer); and former Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith.
I met Guy last year at a literary festival at which we were both speaking. He is representing me first in relation to a novel I haven’t posted about yet: a story for the American market, a partly historical novel which begins with events occurring during the War of Independence and continuing into events occurring in contemporary times, in which I was involved as a lawyer. It’s a work I recently completed after trying to get it into a format I like for more than twenty years. Watch this space for further information. For now, all I will say is that I’m excited with the results, and excited that I have Guy’s considerable experience behind me. Guy’s contact details are;
FRA literary Agents
91 St. Leonards Road
London SW14 7BL
Phone: 0208 8255 7755