Ask Daphne! About My Query XXVII

October 23rd, 2009

Valentino pumps (perfect for Valentine’s Day, so long as it’s not too cold and/or snowing) for A.L.S., who’s sharing her query with us today. The usual rules apply: be constructive, use good manners, remember to wash your hands and face, and bring enough to share with the whole class. Ready? Dear Ms. Unfeasible, Sometimes there’s […]

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Teens Top Ten!

October 22nd, 2009

Congrats to John Green and his famous mole for his book Paper Towns being named the favorite book for teens this year by the ALA and YALSA (although the list was voted on entirely by teens)! Awesome, indeed! The top ten list was announced last week, with some other fantastic books making up the rest […]

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Ask Daphne! About International Clients

October 21st, 2009

Renee writes with a question that’s been on my mind lately. As follows: I know that when querying, writers can’t limit themselves by city or state/province. However, I was wondering if your company would consider queries sent by someone from out of country (for instance, Canada). I was also wondering if you happened to know […]

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“A mystery and adventure treat”

October 20th, 2009

More great news for Matthew Cody‘s debut novel Powerless, including this stellar review from Booklist: “When 12-year-old Daniel’s family moves to Noble’s Green, Pennsylvania, to be with his dying grandmother, new neighbor Mollie introduces him to her oddly assorted friends. He soon learns they all have superpowers. In fact, for 70 years talented kids have […]

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Talking About NaNoWriMo

October 19th, 2009

I shared what I thought was a very interesting post on NaNoWriMo this morning on Twitter, and have since gotten a few questions about it that I thought merited a more detailed response on the blog. Chuck Wendig, the author of the post I shared, rates several different aspects of doing NaNoWriMo in terms of […]

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