by Tamela Hancock Murray
Anyone following this blog or who knows me personally realizes this was a very exciting year for me on a professional level. After ten wonderful years with Hartline Literary Agency, this summer I joined The Steve Laube Agency. I am thrilled to be working with Steve as my new boss and Karen Ball as my colleague.
Although I kept the same title of literary agent and both agencies are headed by Christians, they have different personalities and styles. The transition has been challenging but rewarding. I extend my gratitude to my faithful clients who remained with me through this time of change, and can’t wait to explore the many possibilities ahead for their careers. I am enthusiastic about forming new relationships with beginning and established writers. I see God’s hand in my career as He gave me the leaders I needed at the time I needed them. Joyce Hart gave me chance when I first moved from being an author to an agent. Steve Laube is working with me to help me reach my full potential as a literary agent. My excitement about being part of this great agency has not diminished one iota since I wrote my first post for this blog, Happy to be Here! My esteem for Steve Laube has only grown and over this past year we have formed a solid relationship based on mutual respect and trust.
On a personal level, the major landmark for my family is that my parents celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary this past November. We enjoyed a family celebration in their honor. My husband, John, and I love watching our two daughters thrive. Jill is a successful teacher in South Korea and Ann is an honors student in high school developing her talents in music and the arts. On a spiritual level, I am continuing my study of the works of Medieval Christians, emphasizing contemplative prayer.
Thank you for indulging me as I look back at my year in review. May the Lord bless you and keep you, bringing you His best for the future.
I’d love to hear about your year’s highlights. Feel free to share!