2016 Success Stories: An Agent goes Nuts over Simon James Green

Simon James GreenIt’s the early bird that gets the worm, although in this case it’s the Skylark that gets the promising undiscovered voice. We’re thrilled to hear that Simon James Green, author of Nuts, has signed with Jo Moult at Skylark Literary.

“I clicked with Jo immediately,” says Simon. “I am so thrilled to be represented by such a fantastic agent at a dynamic and exciting agency. I’m now looking forward to working with Jo editorially on the manuscript before we submit to publishers and am very excited about the projects we will work together on in the future.”

The feeling is mutual as his new agent, Jo Moult, says, “I’m so delighted that Simon has signed with Skylark Literary. He has huge writing talent with a wonderful gift for humour. We definitely feel there are exciting times ahead for Simon!”

Nuts is the story of fifteen-year-old Noah caught inadvertently snogging his best mate Harry and that’s only one of the many strange situations he gets himself into in a book described by one the judges as an Inbetweeners-style teen boy comedy.

However, it’s not just about scoring a top agent. As Simon says, “Undiscovered Voices has been an amazing experience. Thanks to the dedication and support of the wonderful volunteers who run the competition, I’ve had my work read by top agents and publishers. Undiscovered Voices has also given me the opportunity to meet other fabulous folk from the world of publishing, including the wonderful team at Working Partners as well as all the other brilliantly talented writers and illustrators whose work was included in the anthology. So to Sara Grant, Sara O’Connor, the UV committee and Working Partners, I just want to say a massive thank you and I definitely owe you all a drink!”

Well, three cheers to that! Congratulations Simon!