As a side note, unpublished authors? You need a web presence and a means for people to contact you for this very reason. You never know if an agent is going to decide to come looking. Give them a way to find you!
Anyway, within three weeks, I had offers from more than one agent, and I am proud to say that I am now represented by the enthusiastic Sara Megibow of Nelson Literary. She's had me working on a few revisions, and would like to get my MS out on submission soon. So things have happened pretty fast.
Since receiving Aislinn's post, I heard the news that she sold A Tale of Two Sisters to Ballantine BantamDell as part of a two-book deal! - Sarah)