An Interview with Emily Keyes
Jan08

An Interview with Emily Keyes

Lucky you! Another interview from Rae! For those of you just tuning in, here’s my spiel: As writers, we all Google-stalk agents (and often editors). Come on, admit it, you do. And if you’ve done your homework – and you should have done your homework – you can probably rattle off your dream agent’s most recent sales, submission guidelines, history as an agent, favorite font, and caffeinated beverage. But did you know that agents are people, too? Quirky, nerdy, hilarious, and downright interesting people? These aren’t your standard interviews. These are about the people behind the profile pictures. The ones you would not only want championing your book, but also sitting at your coffee shop table, talking to you over something warm and delicious – caramel apple cider, if you’re me. Note: This is NOT an invitation to coffee shop stalk them in real life. Be polite. Use common sense. If I find out you have used these interviews for evil purposes, be warned – I shall find you. Enjoy! Today’s interview is with Emily Keyes of Foreward Literary!   Rae: Who would you pick to write your bio? What would it be titled? And if it were optioned to a movie, who would play you? Emily: I would need someone who is amazingly good at making something boring seem fun and interesting to write my bio. I want to say Mary Roach but I don’t think she’s done a biography. If I die, maybe Sarah Vowell can write a book about a roadtrip she took to my grave! How about that? My father always said if someone wrote a book about him that he wanted it to be titled WHAT SEX WAS THE DOG? (He’s a judge and this was an actual question regarding a case of a man having intercourse with his dog.) And now I’m really sad I can’t think of anything better than that. Maybe ANXIOUS FOR NO REASON because that kind of sums me up right now. Who would play me? Probably someone I didn’t want! The best I can think right now is one of the Olsen twins? Because I’m a twin and those are the only actress twins I can think of.   Rae: Ha! Ok, someone needs to write a “What Sex Was the Dog?” book now! And I feel your pain; my dad’s a lawyer. What fictional academy/university/school would you most want to attend? (i.e. Starfleet Academy, Hogwarts, Jedi Academy, Camp Halfblood, Battle School in Space, Beauxbatons, etc) Emily: Definitely Hogwarts, even though the school is in danger like 90% of the school year. Because Minerva McGonagall is my role model.    Rae: Another vote for...

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