Shelli Johannes-Wells is hosting an incredible Pay It Forward pitch contest over on her blog in which the winner will receive a referral to her agent, Alyssa Eisner Henkin.
Hmmm...I've gotta tell you, in terms of owing a debt of gratitude, I will never come close to what I owe to my parents. My mother instilled an amazing love of reading in me from a young age. She taught second grade and then Reading for years, so I bet there are many people out there who can thank Mom for that as well. My dad placed a huge value on curiosity and chasing that curiosity wherever it took you. Add those things together, reading and curiosity, and they led me right here. To writing.
So thanks, Mom! Thanks, Dad!