I was very saddened today to discover that my former literary agent, Jack Scovil of Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency, passed away on February 23, 2012.
Jack was my first and only literary agent, and he believed in me when very few people did. Even though we parted (on friendly terms) as agent and client a couple of years ago, I have
always considered him to be a friend and supporter, a genuinely caring man who
represented me with professionalism and enthusiasm.
We came so close to a movie
and major book deal, and I never got the chance to tell him that WHALE SONG is
now an international bestseller. He would have been happy to know that because
he knew it was my dream.
When I told him a couple of months ago that I had ventured into publishing other authors, he wished me well and said he'd consider submitting manuscripts to me.
There is nothing better for a writer than to have someone like Jack on your "team," always telling you you're gonna make it, that your writing is worth reading. I can still hear his voice...
Jack Scovil will always be a highlight of my career and I'll never forget him.
Thank you, Jack. Rest in peace.