Oklahoma Writers' Federation, Inc. had a fabulous group of agents this year who served on the panel. Louise Fury, Stephen Fraser, Jessica Sinsheimer, and Emmanuelle Morgan are all impressive and should be checked out if you're looking for both pleasant and hard-working agents.
In response to a certain question, I've heard many responses over the years.
- It depends on the publisher.
- It's fine if it fits the character.
- It's fine if it serves a purpose other than shock value.
The following question and answer may not be verbatim, but it's how I remember it.
And I like it this way.
Are four-letter words unacceptable in children's literature?
Stephen Fraser's reply:
Only one. HATE.
Click here for an interview with Stephen Fraser as well as a photo of his spiffy, trademark bow tie.