Ten Years!

Ten years ago this week Tamela Hancock Murray signed an agreement to become a part of our agency. Ten years!

I was honored then and remain honored that she is part of our team.

From managing dozens of fabulous authors to successfully landing hundreds of new book deals, she works tirelessly for her clients. She has written nearly 500 blog posts, trying to help each of you grow as a writer. In addition, she was deservedly named Agent of the Year by ACFW in 2017. (The above photo is from that event.)

Here’s to you, Tamela. Happy “anniversary.”

48 Responses to Ten Years!

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    KIM Vogel Sawyer April 19, 2021 at 5:01 am #

    Happy anniversary to Tamela! She is a jewel.

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    Shannon Redmon April 19, 2021 at 5:13 am #

    Happy, happy anniversary Tamela! Congratulations on ten years and hope you have many more. Thank you for all you’ve done for me.

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    Darlene L. Turner April 19, 2021 at 5:29 am #

    Happy Anniversary, Tamela! So blessed to have you as my agent and be part of this amazing agency!! Thank you for everything you do for me. xo

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    Louise M. Gouge April 19, 2021 at 5:39 am #

    Happy anniversary, Tamela. Thank you for all you do for me!

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    Jeannie Delahunt April 19, 2021 at 5:48 am #

    So happy for you and the agency. A great partnership!!!

    Thank you for all the thoughtful and helpful posts!!!

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    Kristen Joy Wilks April 19, 2021 at 5:52 am #

    Congratulations, Tamela!

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    Kristi Woods April 19, 2021 at 6:14 am #

    A mark in time well worth the celebration. Happy anniversary, Tamela!

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    Patti Jo Moore April 19, 2021 at 6:18 am #

    Congratulations to Tamela!! 🙂

    I still remember reading your blog post after you’d joined the Steve Laube Agency (seems like it was titled “Happy to be Here”—but I’d have to go back and look, LOL).

    It’s amazing how quickly a decade can pass—WOW!

    Congratulations again!
    Hugs from your “Birthday Twin” ! 😉

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    Roberta Sarver April 19, 2021 at 6:28 am #

    Congratulations and best wishes on your decade of service. Your blog posts are so helpful.

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    Andrew Budek-Schmeisser April 19, 2021 at 6:57 am #

    A gift of ready grace and wit,
    a balm in her bright smile,
    a place where raw beginners fit,
    that marks Tamela’s style.
    A channel of God’s wisdom shown
    through Lo!, these passing years;
    so many writers since have grown
    past days of early fears
    through her patient lessons
    that are so freely given,
    to behold a world of blessings
    in writing and in living;
    a steady walk in the Beatitudes,
    for which we have such gratitude.

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    Sami A. Abrams April 19, 2021 at 7:01 am #

    Yay! Congrats, Tamela!! You are awesome!!

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    Kimberly Rose Johnson April 19, 2021 at 7:05 am #

    Congratulations, Tamela and happy anniversary!

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    MacKenzie April 19, 2021 at 7:21 am #

    Congratulations on ten years!

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    AngelaBreidenbach April 19, 2021 at 7:23 am #

    Congratulations, Tamela! The time has flown by 🙂

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    Virginia Sue Graham April 19, 2021 at 7:39 am #

    You are awesome! Congratulations, Tamela.

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    Loraine Nunley April 19, 2021 at 7:51 am #

    Happy Anniversary to you Tamela!

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    Pam Harstad April 19, 2021 at 7:51 am #

    Congratulations, Tamara!

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    Joseph Oyeleye April 19, 2021 at 8:24 am #

    Congratulations to Tamela and the agency. Yours is a true Christian organization with the true love of Christ.

    Although I sign up for this blog only a couple of months ago, I have been blessed by many of the posts. I look forward to the opportunity of becoming a part of your agency through my books soon, the Lord willing.

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    Virginia Vaughan April 19, 2021 at 8:36 am #

    Happy 10 year anniversary, Tamela!! You are awesome!

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    Loretta Eidson April 19, 2021 at 8:52 am #

    Woohoo! Congratulations, Tamela! You are amazing!

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    Sharon K Connell April 19, 2021 at 8:56 am #

    Congratulations, Tamala. Keep working for those writers.

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    Megan April 19, 2021 at 9:00 am #

    Happy anniversary, Tamela. That’s an accomplishment. You have a wonderful heart for writers and a needed skill. God bless you!

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    Joey Rudder April 19, 2021 at 9:25 am #

    Happy anniversary, Tamela! How wonderful! And what a blessing those blog posts of yours have been to so many of us. Thank you, and God bless you!

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    Mary Kay Moody April 19, 2021 at 9:40 am #

    Congratulations on ten productive years and all those blessed by your work, Tamela!

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    Tina April 19, 2021 at 9:45 am #

    Congratulations and happy anniversary!

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    Jaime April 19, 2021 at 10:00 am #

    Happy anniversary! Congratulations, Tamela! I always appreciate your wisdom on here!

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    Debbie Wilson April 19, 2021 at 10:25 am #

    Congratulations, Tamela!

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    Linda Farmer Harris April 19, 2021 at 11:09 am #

    Happy, Happy, and Blessed Anniversary, Tamela!

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    Savanna Kaiser April 19, 2021 at 12:12 pm #

    Love this! Happy Anniversary! You are such a blessing to so many, Tamela.

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    ParadiseLiving@hughes.net April 19, 2021 at 12:59 pm #

    Happy Anniversary! Keep being the best of the best.

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    Chet Weld April 19, 2021 at 1:08 pm #

    Wonderful achievement! Congratulations!

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    Jennifer Saake April 19, 2021 at 1:20 pm #

    Congratulations Tamela!

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    Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D. April 19, 2021 at 2:51 pm #

    Congratulations, Tamela! That is quite an accomplishment! Here’s to ten more years, with infinite renewals.

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    Tamela Hancock Murray April 19, 2021 at 3:08 pm #

    Thank you all so much for the outpouring of warm wishes. I am so appreciative, and still happy to be here. I love working for Steve. My clients are the best. I am grateful every day to be a literary agent. God has blessed me beyond my dreams.

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    Carol Ashby April 19, 2021 at 4:18 pm #

    Thank you, Tamela, for all the blog posts that have helped me get where I am today. Sharing your knowledge here has blessed many of us.

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    Cindy Stewart April 19, 2021 at 4:52 pm #

    Congratulations, Tamela! May the Lord grant you many more years of serving Him through your ministry to authors.

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    Judy Gordon Morrow April 19, 2021 at 6:19 pm #

    Joining the party to offer my congrats, sweet friend! I’m proud of you and how you’ve helped and inspired so many writers. I pray God will continue to bless you in the decades to come.

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    Peggy Booher April 19, 2021 at 6:20 pm #

    Congratulations, Tamela!

    Thank you not only for the words you write to help writers, but for the attitude displayed in those words. God blessed you and He blesses your clients and those who read your posts through you!

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    Cathy Krafve April 19, 2021 at 7:21 pm #

    Congratulations, Tamela!

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    Kelly Goshorn April 20, 2021 at 3:37 am #

    Congratulations, Tamela! What a well-deserved honor.

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    Cindy Fowell April 20, 2021 at 8:19 am #

    Congratulations and God’s rich blessings. You are a blessing to me. And I thank you.

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    Linda Riggs Mayfield April 20, 2021 at 9:48 am #

    Congratulations, Tamela! I also have been blessed and encouraged by your gracious, generous gifts of time and expertise.

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    Hope Ann April 20, 2021 at 10:50 am #

    Happy anniversary, Tamela! I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog posts as I’ve focused on following this website for the past months.

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    OLUSOLA SOPHIA ANYANWU April 20, 2021 at 1:47 pm #

    Congratulations Tamela! Happy Anniversary!!

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    Debby Lee April 20, 2021 at 2:48 pm #

    Happy Anniversary Tamela. I’m so proud, honored, and blessed to be represented by you.

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    Tisha Martin April 20, 2021 at 4:15 pm #

    A very happy ten-year anniversary, Tamela! Thank you for all that you do for the SLA and for authors. You’re a gift and a treasure. Wishing you many more beautiful years with the agency.

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    L Sanders Fields April 20, 2021 at 6:07 pm #

    Noteworthy achievement, and may you enjoy another ten years of success.

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    Katherine April 23, 2021 at 7:52 pm #

    I’ve met Tamela and I agree, she’s a great addition to your team! Here’s to another ten years!

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