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A Painful Decision
by Dana Reed   
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Last edited: Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006

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Not Easy.

Yesterday I came to terms with a difficult situation: I decided to close my agency as of 7/31/06. It wasn't easy. The relationships I have with my clients is more than just business. I looked on them almost as if they were my children. I made suggestions in regards to their plots, edited out mistakes, got them published.
I sent an email to our main publisher, who in turn sent me a reply that brought me to tears. He'd held me in such high esteem all of these years that it boggled the imagination. I asked him to find agents for my clients. He declined saying they didn't need one. He would allow them to submit without an agent.
Bob also made me promise to hold to my contract. My Bobby Beckett, August Summer mystery series belonged to him.
All in all it was a sad situation. I've had some problems with health lately that limit my abilities to properly care for my clients. No ploy for sympathy, rather it was an awakening. If I cannot do my job and respresent them as I should, then they deserve to be free to pursue other agents.
We've all become such close friends, though, that the emails and holiday wishes will never stop. I wish them all the best.

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Reviewed by S. Reisner
Wow. I can't imagine how difficult that must have been. At the same time, you need to concentrate on you. I will always be thankful and grateful to you for helping me get my first book published, and all the advice you've given me over the past few years. You're the greatest agent and friend anyone could ever have! I just wish there was some way for me to return all the favors you've done for me.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Sorry to hear this, Dana.

Take care.
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