Ask Daphne! About My Query — One That Worked!

December 31st, 2010

Happy Almost New Year, all! To ring in the new year, and celebrate the old, I wanted to share with you a query that worked — Rebecca Petruck’s query for her middle grade boy book, then entitled BLUE MOO, now to be known as A WEIRD KIND OF NORMAL. Enjoy! Ms. Testerman, I’ve been “attending” […]

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A Final Burst of Good News

December 22nd, 2010

I’m thrilled to share some good news to get this holiday break off to an excellent start! First, let’s announce the winners of our contests, shall we? First up, Anne C. wins a kt literary tote bag for her picture with her copy of Anna and the French Kiss. Anne, email me your mailing address, […]

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Three Stars for SMALL PERSONS! (And THREE contests)

December 20th, 2010

Huzzah! We just got news of our third starred review for Ellen Booraem‘s Small Persons With Wings, this one from School Library Journal‘s forthcoming January edition: When 13-year-old Mellie Turpin was very young, her best friend was a three-inch-tall Small Person with Wings (or Parvi Pennati–but never call them fairies!) named Fidius. She hasn’t seen […]

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A Year in Queries

December 17th, 2010

I had great intentions this year to post quarterly status reports on my query stats, but I seem to have missed a quarter (here’s April and July, at least). A quick recap: in the first three months of 2010, I saw 1,297 queries and requested 20 partials, passing on all of them. In the next […]

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Vacation Reading

December 15th, 2010

I still have a week or so of work to do (though I’ll once again remind you all that I’m closing to queries after Friday the 17th), and some more work reading to do, but after that, I’m really looking forward to diving into my TBR piles and making some serious dents. I have a […]

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