Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I am tired and a wee bit cranky, and I apologize if this comes out snarky.

Someone just asked on a blog post, somewhere, that I can't find... "Should I address my query to Jenny or to Jodi, since Jodi reads the queries first?"

The answer: ME

You address them to Jenny. I am the agent. Jodi is wonderful, but she is not the one who will be representing your book, and if she ever decides to stop being my assistant... the queries should still be addressed to me.

Repeat after me:

"Dear Jenny" or "Dear Ms. Rappaport" or "Dear Grand Poobah of The Rappaport Agency".


Kristine Overbrook said...

Careful Jenny, LOL, my first querky reaction to your post was to send a letter to "Dear Grand Poobah of The Rappaport Agency"

:) Knee jerk, I'd never actually do it...perhaps if you already represented me.

Hope you get to rest and relax soon.

Laurel Amberdine said...

"Dear Grand Poobah of The Rappaport Agency"

Now that makes me want to query you. :D

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog, and I especially love a bit of snark.

So if I were to query you someday, would you take my query seriously should I address it to The Grand Poobah of The Rappaport Agency?

I'm feeling very tongue-in-cheek tonight, and this made me laugh. How would you feel if someone actually did that?

Jenny Rae Rappaport said...

Yes, I would seriously take a query addressed to "Dear Grand Poobah of The Rappaport Agency"... I am never going to live this down, am I? =)

Jodi Meadows said...

Frantically checking the inbox for queries addressed to Grand Poobah...


Oz said...

All hail The Grand Poobah. She's got a list and they'll none of them be missed, they'll none of them be missed.


MaLanie said...

Hi Jenny, I have been following your blog for awhile now and I really like your character and style.

I am making a note, "do not query the assistant!"

I am not sure if it is okay to ask a question on your blog or if I should email it. However, I know as an agent you are bogged down with emails. So, I will go with this route.

I am stumpped on the genre of my book. I'm really not sure what genre to put in my queries when I start the query process.

The basis of the story is about a fundamentalist woman who discovers her religion is really the worlds greatest a hoax.

The story has elements of spirituality, historical research, a little romance or a hint of romance as my herroine is very attracted to an anthropologist. Her journey takes her all over the world, so there is a lot of travel and cultural education a long journey.

So, would this be general fiction? Womens fiction? I do not think it would be religious being that it's debunking her religion.

There is a better discription of the story on my blog if that helps.

Any thoughts?

ryan field said...

I laughed. I needed it today :)