The Librarian is a nickname I got from friends who found out I was going to library school. They fancied me some kind of studious book nerd, eyeballs deep in piles of old tomes on a table in a dark room lit by only the desk lamp in front of me as I spent laborious hours pouring over volume after volume of classical literature, thick rimmed glasses pushed up on my nose. And the name just stuck. Any time someone referred to me in conversation it was, “Oh, you mean The Librarian?” And so it began.
Little did they know that the only books that I binged were the kind with bare chested men and couples in scandalous embraces on the covers, not to mention the ones I wouldn’t even be caught reading out in public places! I was a romance junkie. And so the nickname took on a whole new life when I started a live radio show on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network in 2014 called “The Librarian”. The new era of the librarian has begun. We can be nerdy, dirty, and flirty…if we want to be. The show ran for three years with a live guest romance author every week. It was so much fun!
The other side of my heart is for KidLit. I was a teacher (it seems like a lifetime ago) before making my way to library school. I’ve spent 12+ years in librarianship for youth, and there is no better feeling than putting a book in a kiddo’s hands and having them come back to tell you how much they loved it.
So, naturally, becoming a literary agent who reps both KidLit and romance is a dream job for me. I’m so excited to be working on this end of the story, and I hope to still be part of the reason for that kiddo’s smile when they read that great book someday.
Tabatha Pope (aka The Librarian)
My Favorite Book Quotes
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.Walt Disney
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.J. K. Rowling
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.Dr. Seuss