News & Insights 2 November 2013

Chris Lightyear signs to top literary agent

literary agents londonFor the last few years, LYs pianist Chris has been working on a Lightyears novel called Mockstars. It’s been an interesting road so far, and things took an exciting turn this week when Chris was signed up by leading literary agent Ed Wilson at Johnson & Alcock.

Johnson & Alcock are a boutique literary agency based in Clerkenwell, representing a diverse range of prestigious writers of fiction and non-fiction. Ed and Chris will be working together on taking Mockstars to the next level, and hope to have news on publication soon. Watch this space! Chris said of the signing:

“I’m thrilled to be working with Ed on my Lightyears novel. The odds of finding a good literary agent these days, in a market saturated with writers, are pretty tiny… so I feel very lucky and excited to be in this position. One thing I will say, though, is this – it seems odd that you’d feel the need to quote me in this article, since everyone knows it’s me who writes these news stories in the first place.”

You’re right. That does seem strange.

Inspired by the band’s international tour diaries, and set against the backdrop of the French Alps, Mockstars is an uplifting tale of friendship, rock ‘n’ roll and following your dreams. Think Almost Famous meets High Fidelity. Find out more at the links below:

– Official website:
– Mockstars video excerpt: “The A&R Man”
– Mockstars live excerpt: “Posh Groupies”

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