I am absolutely ecstatic to announce that my young adult novel, IN MY SHOES, has found a publisher! It seems like forever and a hundred revisions later, but IN MY SHOES has been acquisitioned by Michelle Halket at Central Avenue Publishing for release in Spring 2017. I’m so excited to work with Michelle and Central … Continue reading COMING SPRING 2019!
If you’re thinking about writing and querying a novel, know that you don’t have to do this alone.
Today y’all will be blessed with my mindless ramblings! You can thank me later! Hahah! Writing a novel and then sending part or all of that novel off into the unknown universe that consists of literary agents and publishing houses is terrifying! I’ve sent my first child off to college, and it wasn’t nearly as … Continue reading Rambling Thoughts: My Querying Experience with Agents and Editors
My mentor needs to love To Kill a Mockingbird, diverse characters, blended families and the real-life issues of teens
Self-confidence: I’ve never lacked for it in the past; so the only cure for the present is to wait and see.
Rejection sucks! But in the end, I make a point to remember one important fact: It’s his loss.
Like watching a pot boil, the literary agent is gonna call any quicker if I keep checking my e-mail.
Originally posted on editingandgeekery:
When I talk to aspiring writers who have never published a novel, I often hear, “how do I know when my book is done?” The true answer is that to an extent, a book is never “done.” Sometimes I look at a published book and think, “we should have done this…
Sometimes life has a way of grabbing you by the tail and spinning you around in circles. Sometimes that’s not a good thing, but other times you just hang on and enjoy the ride. That’s what I’m doing right now…enjoying the ride. Look for big changes with this blog in the next few weeks. I … Continue reading Changes are Coming!
Here’s a truth about me: I’m a prolific reader. I will read anything, with the possible exception of science fiction; and then I could probably be talked into it if someone strongly recommend it. I read anything. For years, I refused to leave a book unfinished. If I started a book, I was committed to … Continue reading To Each His Own