After sending my query with the synopsis and the first chapter to an agent, I received this email in response:
"Wow, what an opening! I'd love to read the full of this. I love the levels of intrigue and mystery built in, and your protagonist is a girl after my own heart. Please sent the full as a Word attachment, and if possible, I'd appreciate a one-month exclusive. I look forward to reading more@ Can't wait to dig in."
Naturally, I was blown away! This is amazing.
Just a question though: Aren't agents supposed to have a poker face when requesting manuscripts? I am just so amazed that she already told me what she liked about the first chapter, and I wonder if I should have as much hope of her liking the entire manuscript as I do. I've researched this agent and discovered that she always requests an exclusive, so that's not different. But I'm just really surprised by her comments. Has anyone else had this experience before?
The agent is Heather Alexander from Pippin Properties.
Thanks for any input!