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Thursday, September 16, 2010

50-Page Critique by Agent Natalie Fischer

Awesome agent Natalie Fischer has donated a 50-page critique!

NATALIE M. FISCHER is a Literary Agent and Assistant at the Dijkstra Agency. She is in charge of managing permission requests and foreign tax, among other things. An honors graduate of the University of San Diego, California, Natalie holds a BA in Literature/Writing. She started as an intern at the Agency in 2007, after which time she left to write author profiles and book reviews for the San Diego Union Tribune. Finding that journalism was not for her, she returned to work full-time at the Dijkstra Agency in April 2009.
Natalie is actively seeking new clients, and is especially interested in talented, hard-working new authors with a fresh, unique voice and hook. Her specialty is commercial fiction, with an emphasis in children’s literature (from picture book-YA/Teen), romance (contemporary and historical), historical fiction, multi-cultural fiction, paranormal, sci-fi/fantasy in YA or romance only, fairy-tale/legend spin-offs, and “beautiful dark” novels. She will also consider select memoir (has to be really unique) and that amazing project she never even knew she was looking for! She is always drawn to an open and positive attitude in an author, good grammar, and fantastical, engaging and sexy plots.
Natalie is not interested in thrillers, "boy" books, ABC books, bug books, spiritual guides/novels, and books geared toward the Christian market.

*This donation is for the online auction.  Bidding will open on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 10am, and close on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 10pm Est.*


  1. Oh, no!!! You ladies are hard bidders! Congratulations, Janet.

  2. Thanks for the fun everyone! Wish I got this critique:)

  3. Is it really me?! Yay! I'm so excited for Natalie's critique!

    Wow, that was a hard fought bidding war. :D Very fun!

  4. I'm assuming so. They said it ended at 10, and I got in $185 right as the clock struck 10. (Or, 8 here). But that was intense. And fun. :-)

    Good luck, Janet!

  5. Hey, I'm not sure how this worked at the end, so maybe I did get the critique. If so, yay:) If not, may the winner have a super critique with Natalie.

    'Night all,

    Mima Tipper

  6. Janet, you are the winner! Congrats! You can email me at for instructions. Thanks so much to all the bidders! This was fun to watch! :)

  7. Guess we'll all find out tomorrow for sure. Either way, good luck to you both. :)

  8. Oh yay, or I'll find out right now. :)

    Thank you so much!

  9. Did you know we could have up-bid by $1? :-) We got the highest bid amount... and it'll be worth the $180. :-)

    Congratulations, Janet!

  10. It will definitely be worth it. :)