This is my bold and daring expose of agent Nicole Resciniti. Why would I do an expose, you might wonder? Well, one, because she’s awesome and who wouldn’t want to know about her?!? …and two, I am a writer and understand the panic and sweaty palms upon meeting an agent you’d absolutely love to represent you.
When I met Nic four years ago, she immediately wowed me with her sincere nature and genuine smile. She’s one of the most well-read people I know, and it’s no wonder she’s succeeding in her career.
But this post is as its title suggests. An expose. The not so easy to find secret information that will give you that personal connection with the woman with the eagle eye able to find publishable clients.
With nine books sold in less than three months, unpubbed writers can’t help but wonder, who is this agent with the Midas touch? How does she know which queries should lead to partials and on to fulls and the golden call? And how can you strike up a conversation that may end in an offer of representation?
“You have to be my best friend; you know too much.”
Well, now, because of me, you will know just enough to be able to break the ice at a conference or include that personal one-liner in a query.
Secret number one: she knows how to make Sangria to rival all others. That one bit of knowledge drew me to her kitchen counter like the golf course calls to her husband – notice how I snuck two secrets into that last statement.
But… back to the bar, because if you’re at a conference and you’re hoping to approach an agent, we all know the bar is the best place to socialize.
Secret number three (because I already gave two secrets above): If I want to buy Nic a drink, I order an unsweetened iced tea. Why do I order this drink for her? Because I know she likes it, and now you know too.
Secret number four: She has prepared meals fit for the Empress of the Universe. Her culinary skills are beyond comparable, and I know many people addicted to her Chateaubriand. I refuse to make it myself, because it just won’t turn out as delicious as hers. Not sure how you’d use this to break the ice, but it’s pretty impressive and I thought it should be included.
Aaaaaand, that’s all for now, because I value her friendship and wouldn’t want to spill too much all at once. IMHO, even though Nicole drinks an unsweetened iced tea, she is like a vintage champagne: sparkling, genuine, and classy.
Check back for the interview with Nicole, where she can answer your questions in her own words.
So if you have questions, please message them to me or include them in the comments.