February 10, 2020

S2 E14: Barbara Poelle & Poelling it

Claribel and Kat answer some AMA’s (including talking about their skincare routine!) They also interview the amazingly funny literary agent Barbara Poelle about her past as a stand-up comic, her life as a literary agent, how to live life with humility and humor, and rage push-ups.

Barbara Poelle began her publishing career as a freelance copywriter and editor before joining the Irene Goodman Agency in 2007, but feels as if she truly prepared for the industry during her brief stint as a standup comic in Los Angeles. She has found success placing thrillers, literary suspense, Young Adult and upmarket fiction and is actively seeking her next great client in those genres, but is passionate about anything with a unique voice. Barbara is also the author of Funny You Should Ask: Mostly Serious Answers to Mostly Serious Questions About the Publishing Industry (Jan, 2020) based on her Writer’s Digest column of the same name.

Follow Barbara: Website | Twitter


WBP Questions to ask Agents



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Missha Sunstick

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Klairs Supple Preparation Toner

Writer’s Block Party Blog post about making writing friends part 1 and part 2

Funny You Should Ask: Mostly Serious Answers to Mostly Serious Questions About the Publishing Industry 

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