Monday, March 29, 2010

She not only slithers, she leaps

Most agents just read their queries to acquire clients.

Barbara Poelle has a different strategy. Here's footage:


22 comments:

Sydnee said...

Oh my... is it bad that I'm still willing to approach her? *grin*

Nancy Coffelt said...

I had to watch the last few seconds over and over just so I could keep laughing so hard.

Dinoshark!

Furious D said...

I don't care how many people an agent may eat in the course of day, as long as I can close that book deal. ;)

Christi Goddard said...

So, if you're a shark and she's a DINO shark, does that mean she's older than you? ;-)

And surfers are notoriously bad spellers. She's got her work cut out for her.

Julie Weathers said...

rofl Now that was a surprise ending.

cipherqueen said...

*blinks* *watches again* Remind me to spend more time on the beach...

Marsha Sigman said...

I thought she was shorter than that.

And she really needs some moisturizer. I'm just sayin'.

kel said...

Isn't there a drinking game that goes with this movie?

Josin L. McQuein said...

Ha! I see your video clip, and raise you one MEGA SHARK!!! (Or how sharky keeps the slithery one from beating her to the best clients.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBizgLZX7W0

Ronda Laveen said...

So funny! I almost quit on the vid. Glad I didn't.

Kate Evangelista said...

It's like when you see a Danger: Do Not Enter sign. You think about it. You think about it. You shrug and enter anyway.

Liza Swift said...

Whoa dude. That was like, totally radical.

Bpoelle said...

Aaaaaaand...DRINK!

Bpoelle said...

Also, Marsha? I'll have you know, My skin is EfferVESCENT. (It's all the fish oil.)

magolla said...

Oh. . . My. . . LOL! Tears are running down my face! That's awesome!

RobinR said...

Dinoshark is my idea of a superhero.
Nothing fishy about this creature who likes to take a big bite out of life.

laughingwolf said...

got MY attention... even if i have little use for surfers ;) lol

Debra L. Schubert said...

This is why I didn't approach her at the BEA Pitch Slam last year. She may be beautiful, but she scares the &*@^#% out of me.

Tahereh said...

now im hungry. :(

nova said...

I like her. To bad I don't do Pitch Slams or workshops. I just write. I do terrible query letters it seems. I think my rejection count for my book is 143 to date.

Yet it has been between 1,000 to 20,000 on Amazon in Fiction for 4 months. It has great reviews. My Kindle sales are excellent. Amazon has been good to me with pairing too.

Yet I can't get an agent to read a partial. I got 2 more books done and a novella. I hated writing resumes and I hate writing query letters so I am doomed.

Crystal Posey said...

LOL

Botanist said...

So...Monday we saw Barbara Poelle leaping in a dino-fishy way, and now we have Janet Reid slithering...

My head hurts.