I received yet another query today without any contact information at all. So if anyone sent me a query and thinks they might have neglected to include even the most rudimentary of contact information, keep your eyes to the sky around 4:30, when I will spell out my standard rejection in smoke signals. In other […]
Dust off your Harris Tweed and practice your best “Cheerio,” it’s London Book Fair time. Or at least, it will be London Book Fair time on Monday. Yes, publishers and agents and authors and booksellers and Yorkshire lasses will meet and greet, sell subrights, build up buzz for hot titles and break for afternoon tea. […]
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.
Thanks to everyone who posted comments about my stilted-fantasy-dialogue and weighed in one way or the other. Survey says: majority of the readers are turned off by stilted dialogue unless it’s done right. There you have it. Just be thankful I didn’t post my re-imagining of life as seen through a romance novel. Or a […]
As I was riding the streetcar to work (you know the ones in the Docker’s commercial where the guy and girl see each other and then they run out to catch up to each other only to find out that they both did the same thing? Those streetcars. I ride those to work. I heart […]
Hi everyone, hope you had a great weekend. I received quite a few queries over the weekend, and you know how I like to spot query trends. Well, two things popped out this weekend: I received quite a few JFK queries, and also an abnormally high number of queries from young writers (18 and younger). […]