A Very Special About My Query Post

December 25th, 2009

Merry Christmas, everyone! In honor of the holiday, I thought I’d do something a little different with today’s About My Query post. (What, you thought I’d slack off today? Pshaw!) I want to share with you something that worked — a query that piqued my interest, got me to request the manuscript, and then, eventually, […]

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Ask Daphne! About My Query XXXV

December 18th, 2009

Killer shoes by Chanel for Sara T., whose query we’re taking a look at today. I expect lots of comments — you’ll have a full week before another Daphne post! Ready? Dear Kate Schafer, When a Master gives an order to their personal assassin, they’re supposed to obey with no questions asked, but Katana Starr […]

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Holiday Hours

December 17th, 2009

As I mentioned before, kt literary will be taking off for the holidays shortly, and during that time, we will be closed to queries. Any queries received AFTER 12 midnight (mountain time) on Friday, December 18th and BEFORE 8am on Monday, January 4th will be deleted unread. I’m hoping the Web Monkey will help me […]

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No Slacking Off Yet!

December 16th, 2009

I really shouldn’t be slacking off yet. I’ve still got to get through the rest of this week (and 107 unread queries and all the partials and fulls I’ve requested) before I get to take my holiday vacation. So in lieu of a longer post today, so I can spend more time enjoying the Yule […]

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Ask Daphne! About race and descriptions

December 15th, 2009

Today’s question comes from Anne B., who writes: This is one of those politically correct questions. Recently I’ve read a few books where a character is introduced a few chapters into the story and the narrator/main character describes her as “black” or “Asian” or “Hispanic.” It always jolts me because the rest of the characters […]

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