Brenda Drake is one of my favorite author in the trenches. She loves helping other aspiring authors and constantly hosts a variety of contests for them. Right now, she’s gearing up for Pitch Madness which starts on Feb. 20th. But the other thing that makes her a rock star in my book is that she posts stories about authors who get signed by agents. If you’re feeling down, here’s a great story about someone who stuck it out and signed with an agent.