Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but the moments that take our breath away. Hey Everyone, I have news that I can finally share… I have an agent!!! After 8 years of writing, revising, querying, waiting, hoping, dreaming, and wishing to find the perfect Literary Agent to represent me and… Continue reading I Have an Agent Announcement!
Hey all, I thought I’d chat today about a subject that most authors don’t want to talk about. It’s another publishing situation that’s a murky mystery. We don’t want to talk about it because we fear never signing with another agent again. We fear looking like a failure. Or we don’t feel comfortable sharing our… Continue reading What Happens When You Lose Your Literary Agent
After gushing about my literary agent, Rebecca Angus for so long, I finally get to gush about her as a writer too! Tomorrow is a HUGE day for her…she becomes a published author! I’m so excited to help her celebrate by welcoming her to the blog today and telling you about her book. But first,… Continue reading Interview with my Agent, Rebecca Angus, the Debut Novelist!
It’s true! I’m thrilled and humbled to announce that my middle grade manuscript, THE CRIMSON FIVE: Spin the Golden Light Bulb, has been acquired by Dayna Anderson at Amberjack Publishing and is set to be released in 2018! And even better, Amberjack has acquired the sequel also. I’m in a state of shock… A Two-Book… Continue reading I Have a Book Deal!
Hey Guys, How are you all? I hope if you were one of the many people hit with major snow this week, you’re now beginning to dig yourself out. Me? I’m so very happy to say that my little corner of Upstate, NY was not hit. Like at all. It’s so weird, because we always… Continue reading The Literary Agent Puzzle
Hey all, I thought today I’d chat about a subject that’s shrouded in mystery for most writers: What happens after a writer finally becomes represented by a literary agent? This experience is different for every writer. There are hundreds of literary agents out there, and when you match them up with the thousands of writers… Continue reading What Happens After you Sign with a Literary Agent
Hey all, Wow has this been a whirlwind week! I guess I’m still floating and spinning and grinning over finally signing with my agent. Click back to read last week’s post if you haven’t already! But seriously, my head is swirling. Like I have no clue what day it is. Or if I already made breakfast… Continue reading What Have I Gotten Myself Into?
Writers live the best life ever, and the worse life ever. Sometimes both in the same day. Read on for my take on what it’s really like to be a writer. A writer’s routine includes writing. Many don’t write daily, but they write consistently. If long periods of time go between their writing sessions, it takes them that… Continue reading Living a Writer’s Life
No book is perfect. It’s more common than you think to find a typo or a misspelled word, those proverbial book Easter eggs, on a page or two. Unfortunately, things like that get missed in books before they go to production all the time, even when they’re edited by the best editing team on the… Continue reading Chasing Book Perfection—or Book Perfect-ish
Hey all, I had a different post planned for today. It’s a topic I’m sure you guys will be interested in at some point. But right now, it’s still only halfway written. No matter how hard I tried this week, I just couldn’t find the pockets of time to finish it. I’m on a deadline… Continue reading The Messiness of Writing