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You won't be working with many new picture-book writers. Former Agent Danielle Smith's clients say Lupine Grove Creative's director, Danielle Smith, an advertising company specialising in children's and YA writers, behaved more like a child trickster than a literature agent." Ever since Smith sent a note to her customers on July 24, in which she confessed that she had recently "not managed a scenario as well as I should have done" and thus dissolved the firm with immediate effect, 19 former customers have contacted PW and told stories about a model of misconduct that shook their trust and affected theircareer.

After the view of several former client, she alleged to have had bids in her hands that did not existed, such as, an author who revealed anonymity, a $50,000 two-book deal. a... While informing others that the writers had shown interest in their entries, she then notified them that either the writers had either ceased to be interested or had completely disagree.

According to these resources, the adverse experience with Smith dates back up to five years, when Smith was a recoined literary salesman. In 2014 she joined Red Fox Literary. Smith, who was appointed PW Star Watch Honoree in 2016, started Lupine Grove in Shell Beach (San Luis Obispo County), Calif.

Jennie Kendrick came to Smith in Lupine Grove in January. Following grievances about her in the public service following this epistle, Smith closed the Lupine Grove website and removed her public service work. We have approached Smith to respond to the charges, but have had no reply.

Celebrity writer says she successfully linked a Lupine Grove writer to a publishing company. While Smith's first customer, picture-book writer Julie Falatko, says Smith has sold five picture-book stores since 2013, none of her entries have been received in the last two years. He reminded that he followed Smith from preface to Red Fox and then to Lupine Grove and said: "I thought we were buddies, and that she really did believe in my work.

" Last autumn, Rust revealed that he tried to fire Smith, but that she asked him to give her a "second shot". "Since then, he says, he has been spending less and less of my spare minute reading, because "in the back of my mind, I thought she already had five of them.

" Over the past few weeks, Rust approached an editor whom Smith said a few years ago that he was interested in an opportunity but then did not respond to Smith's ouvertures; the journalist declined that he had ever received a copy. And she also said she wasn't interested in the kind, so if Smith had filed anything with him, it would have been for nothing.

As Kristina Martin says, she saw Smith at an 2014 meeting of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SCBWI) and that there was a direct relationship when they were discussing Martin's historic YA novel. Later on the telephone, they addressed the novel "as friends", after which Smith suggested to substitute for her. Smith Martin was Martin's first operative, like most of the others PW was talking to.

Entries began in 2016, Martin thought, while Smith was still working at Red Fox; after Smith founded Lupine Grove, she recounted to Martin that she had interviewed four other writers. A year ago, David Pierce, who wrote illustrated textbooks and a graphical novel, said he joined Smith on the advice of an "industry insider", whom he did not want to name.

In May, after talking to her about his concern, she said that DreamWorks was interested in one of his work ( "she was telling the same thing to several other customers at the same time"). "There' never been this DreamWorks thing," he said to PW. Pierce says that last weeks he had been in touch with an editorial journalist who was interested in his work, whom Smith said he had filed it but never did, as well as two agencies who sympathized with his predicament, and that both his faith in his work and his capacity to evaluate the characters were shattered by Smith's deception, he hoped "not to loose the childlike perspective on the outside wide things that led me to go into childish stuff".

Speaking to Romo, PW revealed that she had been cautious since Smith's dismissal, as "they won't answer anyway", and that perhaps there was just no job for her. "She has interviewed eight operatives who suggested their sympathy to Smith's former customers and pointed out that they were open to receiving entries from them - although Romo acknowledges that she still feared being deceived again.

Several of the other writers who have been questioned for this history have repeated Romo's concerns about being banned from the business when they express their dissatisfaction with Smith. A, the writer of figure and mid-category novels presented by Smith for a year before moving to another medium, PW explained that perhaps the media was less concerned about why Smith cheated their hedge funds and should concentrate more on the greater editions of communications and the banner between business people and writers.

She remembers her own frustrations at Smith's failure to provide prompt answers to e-mails and common failure to respond, and this anonymously asked writer tells PW that Smith's behaviour towards her customers, although extremely, is not an individual case in relation to some agencies that do not keep open communications channels. A previous account of this tale shows that Danielle Smith began her spy careers at Fuse Literary.

Mr. Smith worked at Foreword Literary from March 2013 to March 2014. It was renamed Fuse Literary in October 2014.

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