The Andrea Brown Literary Agency has launched a new site, proving that not only is my agent Laura Rennert beautiful, she gives good advice to writers, and is quite successful at negotiating advances in the "mid-fives" to "mid-sixes" range. (Note: lest you start imagining fat advance checks made out to "Mitali Perkins," remember that the advance listed for me is amortized over the three years it is taking to write, edit, and publish that two-book series ... Oh, well. At least I'm in good -- albeit more lucrative for Laura -- literary company when it comes to her client list.) Confused about the title of this post? See item #9 on this list to clarify.