Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Badly Written Ode to My Agent, Marietta Zacker, on her Birthday

Below is why Hallmark Cards has never and will never request my services...

The Birthday Girl
Badly Written Ode to My Agent, Marietta Zacker, on Her Birthday

Oh, dear agent, nice and shiny
You are so sweet, though I'm so whiny
You toil so hard to sell my work
Though your client is quite berserk
You answer my calls, every one
You make me laugh, yes, you're fun!
You read my stories, every letter
And like my words, even flummery and fetter
You tell me news with the greatest elation
And keep me sane--even on your vacation
So, in closing, all I can say
Is thank you, thank you, thank you
Have a nagging-client free wonderful day!

Happy Birthday, MZ!!!
¡feliz cumpleaños!

21 comments:

  1. Cute!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIETTA!!!!!!!

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  2. Aww, I think it's great. Hallmark would so hire you.

    Happy Birthday Marietta! (I swear I even pronounced it correctly--rolled my R and everything.)

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  3. Awww. What a sweet tribute.

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  4. Loved this, Hilary! Happy Birthday Marietta!!

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  5. I wish you the happiest of days! :O)

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  6. OMG, Hilary. You are so cute, I just want to pinch your cheek. And Happy Birthday to Marietta!

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  7. Marietta Zacker7/27/2010

    Thank you for your good wishes. You are all amazing.
    And thank you Hilary for the ode. I think we'll stick with selling your novels :)
    Marietta

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  8. Ha! My agent STILL gives good advice even on her B-day! I guess I'll stop my letter writing campaign to Hallmark now. I did write a new poem though, that I think is really original and different, it starts, "There was a crooked man..." ;)

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  9. Great! Hope Marietta has a wonderful birthday.

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  10. Aw! That's so sweet! Happy birthday, Marietta! :)

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  11. :) Very nice.
    Happy birthday, Marietta!

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  12. Can you hear me sing in the background?

    Happy happy B-Day, Marietta! :D

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  13. Happy Birthday Marietta! You're awesome ... Hilary you're pretty cool too.

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  14. Great birthday wishes to Marietta. I've heard she's an awesome agent. That's great she's representing you.

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  15. Thanks to everyone who wished MZ a happy B-day! Hallmark has still not returned my calls. :(

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  16. Bravo! Clearly, Hallmark doesn't know what they're missing.

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  17. Samantha, I've moved on to Carlton Cards. Funnily enough, they won't take my calls either! ;(

    xoxo -- Hilary

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  18. Happy belated birthday, Marietta!

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  19. So cute. I wonder if "flummery and fetter" brought tears to her eyes.

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  20. I hope MZ had an awesome birthday! I've been buried in water (literally) in Iowa and not been a good blogger for a couple weeks. :( We are finally drying out and getting our home repaired so hopefully life will return to normal. I have my fingers crossed that I will get to meet your lovely agent in Kansas City at the SCBWI conference in September. :)

    Lovely poem, H!

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