Ask Daphne! About My Query XXII

September 25th, 2009

Happy Friday, readers! Ready to chime in with your thoughts and advice on another About My Query? Then let’s get going, with monk shoes for Matthew — did you know a “monk shoe” is a style of shoe with no lacing, closed by a buckle and strap? Men’s footwear is such a learning process for […]

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The Great Detective Appears on the Scene… early

September 24th, 2009

If you’re at all like me, you’re totally looking forward to Guy Ritchie’s upcoming Sherlock Holmes film starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. (And if you’re not, why not?) Well, kt literary client Ransom Riggs‘ new book The Sherlock Holmes Handbook, meant to be a fantastic companion to the movie, has made an early […]

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Ask Daphne! About My Query XXI

September 24th, 2009

Light-up shoes (for adults!) for KDR, who is today’s About My Query participant. Full disclosure on this one: I saw an earlier version of this letter that was strong enough to pique my interest and have me request a partial, which lead to my asking for the full manuscript. So I may know more about […]

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Ask Daphne! About My Query XX

September 23rd, 2009

Doing my best to get caught up here — I’ve heard from some of the query-writers being posted this week that they’ve already got representation and/or book deals! So let’s steam right along, shall we? Fabulous witchy shoes for CC (alas, they’re only miniatures, not full-size), who writes: Dear Ms. Unfeasible, A sixteen-year-old Dark Mage […]

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Ask Daphne! About My Query XIX

September 22nd, 2009

Shoes worn by one of my favorite FBI agents (Scully) for JMD, our next About My Query participant. As a reminder, the goal here is to provide helpful comments to aid the author in improving their query. Here we go! Dear Ms. Schafer, I am seeking representation for my paranormal suspense novel, Deadworld, complete at […]

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