I am fortunate to have gotten to know Elizabeth Harding a bit because one of my good friends, Katie Davis, is a client of hers. Plus, she and I are both Michigan graduates (Go Blue!), so already I know she must be awesome. 🙂 In all of my interactions with her, she’s been encouraging, kind and supportive.
You won’t find a great deal of information about Elizabeth online in part because, paraphrasing Katie, ‘she spends her time working hard on behalf of her clients.’ Although she does accept submissions, she does not actively seek new clients, so this is a fantastic opportunity for 12 x 12 members.
One way to learn more about Elizabeth is to purchase a webinar Katie did with Elizabeth entitled, Top 3 Insider Secrets to Getting an Agent. I attended the live webinar, and Elizabeth answers LOADS of questions including how an agent evaluates an author’s online presence. The great thing is that this webinar not only gives you a sense of what Elizabeth looks for, but helps with all aspects of the agent search process.
A little bit about Elizabeth from the Curtis Brown website:
Elizabeth Harding represents authors and illustrators of juvenile, middle-grade and young adult fiction at Curtis Brown. Elizabeth started at the agency as an assistant to the legendary Marilyn E. Marlow, and she has been at Curtis Brown for more than fifteen years. Elizabeth represents New York Times bestsellers, Newbery, National Book Award, Printz,and Coretta Scott King honor and award winners. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and lives in Manhattan with her husband, three sons and a crazy Vizsla.
From Elizabeth’s profile on Publishers Marketplace:
I actively am seeking new clients in the areas of children’s fiction and non-fiction (chapter books, middle grade and YA) and picture books.