Dear Miss Snark (The Most High),
Sigh. Sorry for the nitwittery. I just read your response to the reader going to Ghana and the gentleman from New Zealand and I just had to ask. Does this mean it's ok to play bait and switich with agents? That is, pretend you're actually living in the states when querying and then announce - surprise! - that you've "moved" to London if they want to sign you?
It sounds weird but I live in London, am writing a YA novel set here, and so the setting might be slightly more exotic/less tedious to someone from the states. Of course that leaves aside the tiny little task of actually finishing it but I was just curious.
You can't lie. You can finesse, but lying is a bad bad bad way to start out any relationship with someone you want to act as your agent.
London is exotic? Since when? Exotic is more like Pierre South Dakota to someone from NYC.