Friday, November 16, 2012

Announcement: Welcome J. Leigh Bailey to the Corvisiero Literary Agency

Photo courtesy of J. Leigh Bailey
I'm super excited to announce the signing of J. Leigh Bailey (Jenni) whose LGBT YA Romance novel, GUYLINER had me up all night reading and contacting her at 3 o'clock in the morning via email to offer representation. She had another agent courting her and I was sweating it out hoping she'd pick me for a few days before she finally said "yes".

J. Leigh Bailey is an office drone by day and the author of Young Adult LGBT Romance by night. She can usually be found with her nose in a book or pressed up against her computer monitor. A book-a-day reading habit sometimes gets in the way of... well, everything...but some habits aren't worth breaking. She's been reading romance novels since she was ten years old. The last twenty years or so have not changed her voracious appetite for stories of romance, relationships and achieving that vitally important Happy Ever After. She's a firm believer that everyone, no matter their gender, age, sexual orientation or paranormal affiliation deserves a happy ending.

She wrote her first story at seven, which was, unbeknownst to her at the time, a charming piece of fan-fiction in which Superman battled (and defeated, of course) the nefarious X Luther. She was quite put out to be told, years later, that the character's name was actually Lex. Her second masterpiece should have been a best-seller, but the action-packed tale of rescuing her little brother from an alligator attack in the marshes of Florida collected dust for years under the bed instead of gaining critical acclaim.

Now she writes Young Adult LGBT Romance novels about boys traversing the crazy world of love, relationships and acceptance.

Welcome Jenni! Looking forward to a long and prosperous career together!