One year ago TODAY, my book sold to HarperCollins. One year ago TODAY, my dreams came true and my hard work finally paid off… But it couldn’t have happened without my amazing, AMAZING agents: Sara Kendall and Joanna Volpe. So thank you…
MY BOOK SOLD!!! MY BOOOOOOK SOOOOOOLD!!!! I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW I’M SCREAMING AT YOU, BUT I’M JUST SO EXCITED TO SHARE THIS NEWS. ::takes deep, calming breaths:: Yes, so The Spirit-Hunters sold. Two weeks ago, HARPER FREAKING COLLINS BOUGHT IT. The amazing super editor Maria Gomez is now my amazing super editor. And [...]
I realize that I’m not the norm — that I was incredibly blessed to have 4 agents want to represent me.* BUT, I also feel most of my luck can be attributed to the fact that I Worked my butt off to have a Perfect Product. Did my homework before querying. DREAMED REALLY BIG AND [...]
Research, research research the agents you want to contact. Make sure these agents represent your genre, and make sure you follow the agents’ submission guidelines — every agent has a different set of submission requirements. The fastest way to get a rejection is to query an agent who doesn’t represent your genre or to not [...]
So, it’s been a while since I signed with Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation, and I’ve yet to explain how it all happened. One of the main reasons I waited was to prevent hurt feelings or coming across as rude, but… Enough time has passed now that I think the rejected agents have forgotten [...]
Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends. I’m trying to celebrate here in Germany, but I don’t really have any of the usual foods. Heck, I’ve got a chicken instead of a turkey. All the same, I want to give thanks to all my online buddies. I’ve met so many fantastic people — fellow readers, fellow [...]
Welcome back to Day #2! Thanks for stopping by the Extravaganza. If you have not already, then go ahead and enter into yesterday’s giveaway. And, if you’re confused by what to do, then read through the instructions. What’s the big announcement? Here’s a run-down of my Big News (and no, I’m not pregnant).