Hello, agent.

Despite the current e-book-army-of-one sensibility that writers should go it alone, I believe in agents and the power of smart, nimble and able partnerships, especially as we navigate an industry that’s simultaneously burning and building.

To that end, I’m likely looking for what you are looking for—a good fit. Assuming you find my middle-grade novel, The Contraption of Elsewhen, representable (not to be confused with reprehensible), I seek someone who is creative about opportunities, honest with criticism and wants to do amazing things.

I think you will find that I’m an easy writer when it comes to edits and critique. I know writers will say that, so I have clients that believe it also. Here are a few:

“He’s been the easiest and most effective writer with whom I’ve ever worked. He’s a good listener, a creative thinker, timely in completing the work, flexible, and open to discussing changes if something doesn’t quite feel ‘right.’ Most of all, he’s a wonderful writer.”

And:

“He worked tirelessly to arrive at the best possible creative solution. Jonathan says more with less. His work pushed my firm to do better work and for that I will always be grateful. Jonathan is an incredible writer, however, when you work with him, you are getting far more than words on paper.”

Or this:

“Bringing Jonathan in was one of the best decisions I have made as director. I always look forward to the work that we do together, because he is not only keenly insightful, but a great listener, a calm presence and a delight to work with. He is transparent and clear in his business dealings, meets deadlines, and has a sense of humor on top of it all. Working with him has been a distinct pleasure.”

So if the first few pages of The Contraption of Elsewhen are interesting to you, and you’d like to see the whole manuscript, drop me a line. It should go without saying, but I respond only to professional agents.

I look forward to connecting with you.

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