It Should Be Obvious…

October 20th, 2010

I’m doing my best to dig myself out from under my overwhelming backlog of queries, but in so doing, I’m truly amazed how often I come across a query letter that doesn’t actually tell me ANYTHING about the book being queried. I wouldn’t think I’d need to say this, but authors, you do know that […]

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Query Update

October 19th, 2010

Just a quick post tonight to let you know I’m doing my best to get through a serious backlog of queries. Unfortunately, I’m off my preferred two-week turnaround time by, oh, 2 and a half weeks. I’m just about through everything sent September 16th or earlier, but if by some chance you sent something before […]

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Ask Daphne! About My Query LXXVI

October 15th, 2010

Space Age-looking shoes for O.W., who submitted today’s About My Query. Remember, these are going up every TWO weeks now until the end of the year, interspersed with more posts answering your questions about all sorts of things. But I’ve got to leave for the airport momentarily, so let’s get right to it, shall we? […]

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Ask Daphne! About That Prologue…

October 14th, 2010

I could get addicted to this NaMaReMo thing. I feel so accomplished! In the spirit of getting back to you as quickly as possible, let’s dive into the mailbox, shall we? From Dan: For the “first three pages” that we are to include with our query letters, do we consider the prologue? In the case […]

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Ask Daphne! How Often is TOO Often?

October 14th, 2010

A friend shared a link with these shoes from Milan’s Fashion Week, which have nothing to do with this post… or so I thought, until I suddenly realized there’s like a fashion week EVERY week, between Milan, New York, Paris, etc. So it does work with Georgiana’s question, as follows: Do you have expectations regarding […]

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