From Domnica Radulescu, Author of TRAIN TO TRIESTE
In completion of my novel, three amazing women played the role of fairy godmother: first is my agent Jodie Rhodes who discovered me, stood by me, and whose extraordinary passion for her writers, along with her insights and integrity, should be a model to all those who practice her profession. Without her unrelenting belief in my ability as a writer and her energy, my novel might never have seen the day of light.
From Robert Plotkin, Author of THE GENIE IN THE MACHINE
My agent Jodie Rhodes championed this project with such enthusiasm from the day she received my initial query letter that she single-handedly renewed my faith in the publishing industry; Jodie’s incredible persistence in marketing my proposal to publishers and negotiating on my behalf sometimes made me wonder which of the two of us has put more time into bringing this book to press.
From James Stein, Author of HOW MATH EXPLAINS THE WORLD, THE RIGHT DECISION, HOW MATH CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE and COSMIC NUMBERS
My career as an author would probably have been confined to blogging were it not for my agent Jodie Rhodes who once confided to me that she had sold a book after it had received over two hundred rejections! That’s tenacity that rivals or even succeeds that of the legendary king of Scotland Robert Bruce. Without her persistence, neither my first book HOW MATH EXPLAINS THE WORLD or my second book THE RIGHT DECISION
might never seen the light of day and my third and fourth books would certainly never have gone into auction for major advances.
From Aaron Filler, author of THE UPRIGHT APE
The tireless efforts and enthusiasm of my agent Jodie Rhodes made publishing a book of this scope possible.
From Ryan Smithson, author of GHOSTS OF WAR
Thank you to my agent Jodie Rhodes for your stroke of genius in finding a publisher for my book after all others had rejected it.
From Anne Maczulak, author of ALLIES AND ENEMIES
My thanks to Jodie Rhodes for her tireless encouragement and support.
From James Mahaffey, author of ATOMIC AWAKENING
To Jodie Rhodes, the best literary agent in the world.
From Sherry Seethaler, author of LIES, DAMNED LIES and SCIENCE
This book would never have been published without my wonderful agent Jodie Rhodes who was not afraid to take on something different and worked tenaciously to find it a home.
From J.T. Dutton, author of FREAKED
I want to thank my courageous agent Jodie Rhodes
who was not afraid to take on a new obscure writer.
From George Pickett, author of THE BRAVE: A Story of New York City Firefighters
I owe more to my agent Jodie Rhodes than I can express. This book would not exist without her. She taught me about structure and focus, helping me to turn it into a salable narrative. Then she helped me beat impossible odds. I will never forget the words Jodie said to me: “Your book deserves to be published and I will go the whole nine yards with you to make it happen.” I’ve lost count of all the rejections she faced but Jodie never lost faith. She finally found a wonderful publisher, Brick Tower Press, and Hugh Downs wrote a glowing foreword.
From Tom Wright, author of ROADWORK: Rock and Roll Turned Inside Out
My deepest gratitude to Jodie Rhodes for believing in this project and for turning three decades of “no” into “yes.”
From Ann Pearlman, author of INFIDELITY
I am especially appreciative of the contribution of my agent Jodie Rhodes who saw my dream of this book and whose intuitive vision of its entirety helped me hone my story. Truly, without her belief and spectacular persistence, this book would not have come to be.
From James Johnson, author of COMBAT CHAPLAIN
My story would never have become a book without the knowledge, tenacity and belief in my journey by my literary agent Jodie Rhodes.
From Constance Hilliard, author of DOES ISRAEL HAVE A FUTURE
I would first like to express gratitude to my agent Jodie Rhodes without whose encouragement and professional skills, this book would have remained a twenty-page proposal locked away in a desk drawer.
From Frances Kermeen, Author of GHOSTLY ENCOUNTERS and THE MYRTLES
First of all, I would like to thank my wonderful agent Jodie Rhodes. After going through three other agents over eight years with nothing but rejections, Jodie made a sale of my first book just weeks after representing me and followed up immediately by selling my second book. Nine years later I’m still getting royalties.
From Kavita Daswani, Author of FOR MATRIMONIAL PURPOSES, THE VILLAGE BRIDE IN BEVERLY HILLS, SALAAM PARIS, INDIE GIRL and her latest LOVETORN
I thank my agent Jodie Rhodes for her scruples, integrity and passion, who gave me something every novelist needs: a gem of an idea for my second book; who is tenacious, smart and kind – everything an agent should be – and who has about the sharpest instincts of anyone I know.
From Karin Muller, Author of JAPANLAND, A Year In Search of Wa
Jodie Rhodes – My agent, my friend. She will fight like a tiger for the people she believes in and she never ever gives up. There is no one I’d rather have on my side.
From Wes Jones, Author of CURE CONSTIPATION NOW
Ms. Jodie Rhodes, my agent, should be highlighted for her keen insight into the value of this book for the general public, for her ability to link me with Penguin, for her sage advice guiding me through the process of book publication and finally for her insight in connecting me with Mrs. Deborah Baker, a brilliant freelance editor who took a rough edged mss and turned it into a strong salable book.
From Scott Hagwood, Author of MEMORY POWER
This book would not have been possible without my literary agent Jodie Rhodes.
From Margaret Hawkins, Author of HOW WE GOT BARB BACK
Thank you to my agent Jodie Rhodes for believing in this book and making it happen.
From Karen Foli, Author of LIKE SOUND THROUGH WATER
Jodie Rhodes, my agent, believed there was a market for this book when many others did not. She used all her energies to do what an agent does best – shape the proposal, get it to the right people and cheer me on during the writing process.
From Leeann Whiffen, Author of A CHILD’S JOURNEY OUT OF AUTISM
Jodie Rhodes, thanks for taking a chance on me. Your expertise and experience are unparalleled.
From David Agans, Author of DEBUGGING
Special appreciation goes to my agent Jodie Rhodes for taking a chance on a first-time author with an offbeat approach to an unfamiliar subject. She knows her markets and it shows.
From Teri James Bellis, Author of WHEN THE BRAIN CAN’T HEAR
I thank my agent Jodie Rhodes for taking a fledging idea I had been considering for years and guiding it to a level of fruition that I could never had dreamed possible.
From Richard Selznick, Author of THE SHUT-DOWN LEARNER
I would like to thank my agent Jodie Rhodes for believing in The Shut-Down Learner and for her hard work in finding a good home for the book.
From Linda and Tara Rio, Authors of THE ANOREXIA DIARIES
We thank our agent Jodie Rhodes who believed in the value of our story and worked tirelessly to bring this project to the attention of the publishing world.