I wanted to interview Jay about his process of finding an agent and getting his first (and highly successful) novel published. How did he do it?
How long did it take to find your current agent and what caused the "click" with this person?
Yes. Tons. And I loved it. If you can't take criticism, you are in the wrong profession.
All of it. You should be an expert in your particular genre. And be clear of just exactly what genre that is before you even think of writing a novel, memoir, nonfiction, letter to your mom.
You can read more about Jay on his website. When he's not writing, he's working hard on the eighty-acre certified-organic farm in northern Wisconsin he shares with his husband; they produce the nation's first pumpkin seed oil. Jay is happy to answer questions about finding an agent. Please email him at Jay@JayGilbertson.com.