One of the things about working in publishing is that you often work extremely long days. Now, that doesn’t mean I’m in the office from 8 am to 8 pm like some of my lawyer friends, but it does mean that I often work a normal day in the office, then go home and read […]
(cue ominous preview music and voice-of-god narrator): In a world where agents receive thousands of query letters. In a time when authors dream of having their books published. The search for a good query letter continues. Tune in tomorrow for… ANATOMY OF A GOOD QUERY LETTER PART II: The authors strike back. (dun dun dun)… […]
One of the reasons I decided to become a literary agent is that books affect me more than any other artistic medium. I love movies, I love television, I love music… but nothing really moves me like a great book. So this is a simple but extremely difficult You Tell Me: what is your favorite […]
My wonderful client Rebecca Ramsey’s debut memoir is coming out today! FRENCH BY HEART, published by Broadway Books, tells the heartwarming and seriously-hilarious story of her Southern family’s four year stay in France. Rebecca’s husband Todd was transferred to France for work, and so they packed up their three kids and the cat and headed […]
As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, Kurt Vonnegut passed away. The Times obit is here. I read SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE when I was in high school, and it was one of the most influential books that sent me on a path to book publishing, so I was very sad to see news his passing.
I was at a dinner party over the weekend, where I wasn’t even kicked out for being a literary agent. The people at the party were mostly tech types — someone brought a couple of small carved pieces of metal that apparently do something very cool, and after several years of intense studying I might […]