Literary Agents

What Happens After you Sign with a Literary Agent

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

The Crimson Five series

Letting Your Book Go…Until Release Day

A few months ago, a dear author friend, Vivian Vande Velde said something that made me laugh. We were talking about our upcoming book releases and she asked me why publishers refer to publication dates as release dates. She said something to the effect of, “It’s like our books our being held hostage or in… Continue reading Letting Your Book Go…Until Release Day

Publishing, Writing Craft

Get to Work! Make me Care about your MC

Hey there! Sorry for the aggressive title today but I think many of you can use that reminder. I actually need it myself sometimes too! On the blog last week, I said that publishing is just crazy sometimes. It’s slow. It’s fickle. It’s unpredictable. But really, what business isn’t? And we all need to remember… Continue reading Get to Work! Make me Care about your MC

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3 Months ‘Til Pub Date: Behind THE CRIMSON FIVE

Guys. Pub date of SPIN THE GOLDEN LIGHT BULB is three months from today. Three!!! I’m dying for you to read this story—so excited for you to meet the characters, and I thought this would be the perfect way to start… I’ve always known that at some point I wanted to share the story of the original… Continue reading 3 Months ‘Til Pub Date: Behind THE CRIMSON FIVE

Living a Writer’s Life

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