I got down to work - wrote a nice query letter, researched which literary agents/agencies would be best suited for my book and sent it off to all of them. And sat down and waited. And waited. Not an email, not a word, for over three months, despite reminders in some cases.
Just for fun, one crazy day, I set up another email account - in the name of Pat Smith. Then I sent the same query letter, the blurb, the bio and the sample chapters of Unravel to the very same literary agents. I merely changed Preeti Singh to Pat Smith in the documents.
What followed was amazing. Five of those literary agents responded within the space of 10 days. I was amused beyond belief!