Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Our Sweet Six: An Interview with Agent Tracey Adams and the Winner of our March Giveaway!

Congratulations to Kathryn P., winner of our March giveaway! We will be in touch soon about your fabulous prize!

Folks, don't forget to keep shooting those Cupid's Arrows because every month we will be giving away something amazing! To be eligible, you have to shoot an arrow at us. Drawings are held once a month, and winners are picked by a random number generator. Congrats again to Kathryn P.!

Our Sweet Six: An Interview with Literary Agent Tracey Adams

Today, we're thrilled to hang out with literary agent Tracey Adams. In 2004, Tracey and her husband Josh founded Adams Literary, a full-service boutique agency exclusively dedicated to children's authors and illustrators. Prior to starting Adams Literary, Tracey spent nearly a decade with agencies Writers House and McIntosh & Otis, and also worked in the editorial and marketing departments of Greenwillow Books and Margaret K. McElderry Books.

Currently, Adams Literary is accepting submissions, and they're open to any age and genre of children's literature, from picture books up to young adult. Interested writers and illustrators should check out submission guidelines on the agency's website.

Want to learn more about Tracey? We though so! Without further do, here is...


1) What's your favorite YA character?

I have to go with Ponyboy because THE OUTSIDERS was probably the first YA I read.

2) What was your favorite non-client read of the last year?

I loved the highly addictive quality of GONE GIRL. Still not sure I loved the ending though.

 3) What do you love MOST about being an agent?

I firmly believe that words have power, change lives, and can make the world a better place -- and I love being part of the community that makes books happen.

4) What's the craziest/most memorable valentine you ever received?

This is easy-peasy. I have to go with "memorable", and that would be Josh's Valentine proposal. I'm a Valentine baby, and this was my 25th birthday. I got roses, an amazing speech, a beautiful engagement ring, and the greatest guy ever. (Say it with us people -- awww....)

5) If you were a Brach's heart, what phrase would be written on you?

P.S. We had Brach's hearts at our September wedding. We had to, right?

6) The all-important choice: flowers or candy?

Can I be difficult and choose dark chocolate-covered strawberries?

Of course you can, Tracey! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing the YA book love! *Throwing confetti and dark chocolate-covered strawberries in Tracey's honor* Writers and illustrators looking for representation, remember to check out Adams Literary. Happy Tuesday everyone!


  1. Awww that is by far the cutest Valentine's story :D

    Thank you so much for stopping by, Tracey!!


    *Outsiders loving heart fills with delight*

    What a fun interview!! Thanks for stopping by to sweeten our days, Tracey!

  3. Wahoo!!! It's a happy day for me at the YA Valentines. Not only did I win, but my awesome agent's wife got spotlighted! I loved learning more about Tracey, her connection to Valentine's Day, and her love of Ponyboy (such a great character, such a great book).

  4. Fantastic interview with an amazing agent!! She and Josh are the most awesome agents AND people. (And no, I'm not biased at all!) ;-) And congrats Kathryn! *throws confetti*

  5. Ohhh Ponyboy :) One of my favorites, as well.

    I love this interview! Especially with Tracey's many connections to Valentine's Day!