An Interview with Carly Watters
Jan09

An Interview with Carly Watters

It’s an interviewpalooza! 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 Carly Watters of P.S. Literary! Rae: 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) Carly: I’m not a big Fantasy or Sci Fi reader so a lot of this is going over my head, but I would say Starfleet Academy for sure. I could handle the challenge.   Rae: Idea: You, me, redshirts vs. stormtroopers battle. What song(s) would play in the soundtrack to your life? Carly: Great question! Here are some that I constantly come back to: Head and the Heart ‘Down in the Valley’, Ray LaMontange ‘Jolene’ and ‘Beg Steal or Borrow’, Zac Brown Band ‘Free’, Norah Jones ‘Come Away With Me,’ Jason Aldean ‘Night Train,’ Ben Harper ‘In Your Eyes’   Rae: Oh, “Jolene” . . . I may or may not have belted that out in the shower a few times. What’s your best rainy day book? Beach book? Carly: My favorite rainy day book would be the haunting Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘Never Let Me Go.’ And I love the beach book queen Elin Hilderbrand. Especially ‘Summerland’ (a must read!) and more recently ‘Beautiful Day’.   Rae: What is your work fuel of choice? (food-wise) Carly: Dried mango, Larabars, coffee, and water. I’m all for sustainability when I need to bunker down. .   Rae: Something awesome just happened (book deal, signed a client, etc). How do you celebrate? Carly: A big smile, a glass of wine, and a pat on the back. It’s my job! Hearing their voice on the phone (whether it’s a book deal, or offering rep) is a big reward in itself. It reminds...

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