Monday, November 23, 2009

What I'm thankful for

by Jane

It’s Thanksgiving and every year at this time especially, I think about what I am thankful for.

One of the main things I am thankful for is our team at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. They really are the best at what they do:

Miriam Goderich--Partner, Senior Vice President and Editorial Director: The foundation of our company, a great editorial and administrative mind with an awesome sense of humor. I am so thankful that she is my partner and very close friend.

Michael Bourret--Vice President: A tireless agent; an incredibly hard worker and a risk taker. Michael is setting up a California office of DGLM. I have such admiration for him and am rooting for his success.

Jim McCarthy: A brilliant editorial mind and a superb agent, Jim has incredibly good taste and a wonderful sense of humor. I am constantly astounded by Jim’s insights and so proud of his enormous growth over the years and his recent successes.

Stacey Glick--Vice President: A terrific agent with a growing list of practical non-fiction, Stacey has a very good nose and is incredibly persistent. I am constantly amazed at all that Stacey accomplishes in her increasingly busy life and thankful to have her as part of our team.

Jessica Papin: Jessica is a passionate and amazingly hard working agent who is building a very exciting client list; we are so lucky to have her back.

Lauren Abramo: Our Rights Director and in-house techie as well as an agent in her own right, Lauren is always on top of everything. With a small list of clients, which she is growing carefully, we are very lucky to have her.

Chasya Milgrom: Our Royalties Manager and newest agent, Chasya is building a list and growing beautifully with the agency. I am so thankful to have her with us and to watch her develop as an agent.

Rachel Oakley: My assistant and our newest staff member--I am thrilled to have her here and know she is going to be a huge and important member of our team.

Thank you all for your support, your tenaciousness, your good taste and your wisdom; you all add to my life and to DGLM in enormously important and meaningful ways.


  1. Jane,
    How very lovely that you blogged about your incredible team. I feel very blessed to be one of Dystel and Godderich's authors.

  2. Ah...err, hummm... Miriam.

    In your post, WHO NEEDS AN AGENT, YOU DO! You were so convincin,' I hired you! Seems our people (yours and mine) have yet to get together! Probably a technical glitch, ya know, like - ships passin' 'n the night with their radar turned off...

    Anyway, happy turkey and remember... gravy is a beverage!

    Haste yee back ;-)

  3. Lovely. And I'm grateful to be repped by Michael and such a stellar agency.

  4. For a moment while I was reading your article I struck to me that I always thought about this thing. But could not put it into words! How you do this is marvelous.

  5. Truly, Michael, your indefatigable dedication as an agent is highly commendable. Your immovable zeal for work and readiness to accept challenges make you invaluable among us. I'm excited about your new venture in setting up a California office for DGLM, and I wholeheartedly support your journey. All of us are inspired by your spirit of taking risks.

    During our Thanksgiving celebration, let’s hold dear this collaborative spirit and excellence that defines our team. Each one of you in the entire family and Miriam, Michael under Dystel & Goderich is a huge blessing to me.

    Stay tuned for more literary adventures…More collaborative undertakings…and shared triumphs that have made Dystel & Goderich Literary Management an outstanding literary platform!

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