Witthohn admits that getting published is harder now than it’s ever been, but this has been her best year yet: “I've sold 16 books and three others are on the fence.” How has she accomplished this many sales? By not being in New York, or even in Charleston, her home base, all that much.
"I'm at one to three writers' conferences a month. I also commute to New York. About once a month, I spend a week in the city."All the traveling doesn’t leave a lot of together time with her husband.
Last month, they made a breakfast date at the airport in Atlanta. Witthohn had a stopover before flying out to another conference.Witthohn believes that the Internet allows her to do business without having to live in New York. Plus, she spends time on the phone or on email, and she does go into New York, too.
You can find out about Witthohn and her agency, Book Cents Literary Agency, online. Check the Submissions section to see if she represents the kind of books you write.