VKA - The Agents

Christine
Christine
Vaughne
Vaughne
William
William
    
Christine Cohen joined the Virginia Kidd Agency in 1998 and had the distinct pleasure of learning the business via taking dictation from her mentor, James Allen, and Virginia Kidd herself. The first professional phone call she handled was from "a lovely gentleman named Harlan Ellison." She learned the trade handling works by Gene Wolfe, Ursula K. Le Guin, Anne McCaffrey, James Tiptree, Jr. and E.E. "Doc" Smith. These days she gets to work with the likes of Alan Dean Foster, John Varley, Rajnar Vajra, Karen Heuler, and Michael Libling. She enjoys nothing more than working with her authors, foreign/translation rights colleagues, and film contacts. When reading on a snowy day, or on the sunny deck in summertime at Arrowhead in Milford, PA, the agency's home for the past 56 years, she has to remind herself that she is, indeed, "working." Vaughne Hansen was an early reader, reading her first books before attending pre-school. From the start, fantasy and science fiction were, in her mind, what constituted "real books." She went to work for Virginia Kidd in 1989 and over the years she and her colleagues have worked with some of the most interesting authors in the field including, Kage Baker, Ted Chiang, Alan Dean Foster, Ursula K. Le Guin, Anne McCaffrey, and Gene Wolfe. Her favorite parts about being an agent are being able to read the works of her favorite authors before they are published and getting down to the nitty-gritty during contract negotiations. She is delighted to be able to be working with Christine Cohen and Will Reeve on the ongoing preservation of Virginia Kidd's legacy of the Virginia Kidd Agency and Arrowhead, continuing the tradition of representing quality fiction. William Reeve joined the Virginia Kidd Agency in 2013, after rebuilding the deck there in 2012. Marveling at all the literature contained within the walls at Arrowhead, he told an assistant at the time that he would be taking his job... and he did just that. Working his way up from there, through associate agent, to agent, it didn't really hit him that he was working at quite possibly the coolest place in the world until he found himself at dinner with some of the folks from Tor — and comparing pocket knives with Gene Wolfe. He loves many different facets of SF&F, a fire that caught when his grandfather introduced him to Star Wars (his favorite) in the fifth grade. He is interested in working with authors on projects such as realistic SF, horror, and dark fantasy, along with stories from marginalized voices — although he's willing to look at any work with serious potential.
    
    


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