As I’ve mentioned before, I spent a lot of time trying to get an agent. A couple of times (three, to be exact) I succeeded in getting an agent. Unfortunately, Dan Hooker at the Ashley Grayson Literary Agency was not one of them.
I corresponded a number of times with Dan Hooker and he always had an encouraging word, even when (as here) he was sending back not one but two rejections at once. I had high hopes that he would eventually take me on, perhaps for Dragon Stones. Unfortunately, Dan died of melanoma in 2005, so it was not to be.
Even though I never really worked with him, I could tell from his letters that Dan was a dedicated and conscientious agent. Maybe in some alternate universe where the cancer didn’t get him, we’re both getting rich off of the Dragon Stones book, movie, and merchandising tie-ins. I’d like to think so, anyway. And to the James Viscosi of that universe, if you could send some royalties to me through a tear in the space-time continuum, I’d really appreciate it.