Rosie Mackenzie - How Selwa Became My Agent

I was first put in touch with Selwa in 2012 by an editor, Catherine Hammond, who loved the novel that I had sent to her for editing. She said she normally didn’t recommend authors to her friend, Selwa, but in this case she wanted to as she thought the novel was Selwa’s sort of book.

As it turned out, Selwa didn’t think the novel was for her, so rejected it. However, I persisted and the next year, I sent Selwa another manuscript, which (after a number of years and much more editing) became The Homestead on the River, published by Harper Collins/Mira.

Ever since, I have been extremely grateful to Selwa for her faith in me and her acumen and guidance.