Hello and Goodbye

In February I welcomed Sunjay Brayne to the agency. He’s a brilliant young performer and has a long and glittering career ahead of him, but now I have to announce that we’re parting company. After only six months, why? Several people have asked, so here’s the answer…

I want to make this absolutely clear, it’s in no way down to Sunjay’s incompatibility with this agency, but a performer at Sunjay’s stage in his career needs an agent who can devote a lot of time to booking his gigs. It takes a lot more time and effort to push someone relatively unknown than it does to book for an established artist. When I took Sunjay on back in February I had that time, but something I’ve been working towards for the last fifteen years (with no obvious end in sight) suddenly, unexpectedly and delightfully came to fruition in July and it’s changed my life in such a way that I need to free up some of my time.

I spoke to Sunjay and then to my good friends Ken and Sue Bradburn who run Emerging Music and we came to an arrangement between us that works out well for everyone. Sunjay left my agency at the end of July and is currently talking to Ken and Sue with a view to joining the Emerging Music roster from the beginning of September. I wish all concerned the greatest success for the future.

And as for me, well, the rest of my artists have no need to worry, I have worked out my time, so that the agency will continue as usual as I slowly make my way to becoming a published author. Yes, I’m already published, in the sense that I have lots of short stories out there in magazines and anthologies, but this is a book deal for (possibly two) novels with a major American publisher. I’m over the moon!

So if any of you read fantasy and science fiction pop over to http://www.jaceybedford.co.uk for more information or sign up to my author mailing list by sending a blank email to <jaceybedford-subscribe@yahoogroups.com>. Thanks.

About Jacey Bedford

Jacey Bedford maintains this blog. She is a writer of science fiction and fantasy (www.jaceybedford.co.uk), the secretary of Milford SF Writers (www.milfordSF.co.uk), a singer (www.artisan-harmony.com) and a music agent booking UK tours and concerts for folk performers (www.jacey-bedford.com).
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