Working on an essay collection? Dreaming of becoming a literary agent? We were all over the map with Kristin Van Ogtrop, agent at InkWell Management, author of the essay collection Did I Say That Out Loud: Midlife Indignities and How to Survive Them and former editor of Real Simple Magazine (which KJ mistakenly attributed to Conde Nast but is really part of the Time Inc. empire). Midlifers, essayists, job-hoppers—this is for you!
Mentioned on the pod
The Empty Glass by J.I. Baker
Nalini Singh, #AmWriting episode The Power of Writing as Play
The Neapolitan Quartet by Elena Ferrante
Kristin: American Baby: A Mother, a Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption by Gabrielle Glaser
Jess: Bombshells by Sarina Bowen
The Happy Ever After Playlist and Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez
KJ: Brood by Jackie Polzin
Find Kristin on Instagram and Twitter as @kvanogtrop
or at her website www.kristinvanogtrop.com
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