Ask Daphne! About First Pages

June 14th, 2011

In a comment on a previous post, Olivia asked: If a query letter interests you and you go to read the pages, what things about the pages might turn you off to requesting more? (Or what things in the partial/full will prevent you from wanting to go further with the project?) Very wide questions, I […]

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5 Random Facts

June 10th, 2011

My client Kiki Hamilton, author of the upcoming urban fantasy The Faerie Ring, just posted five random (well, she called them sekrit) facts about herself. And in a very Carrie Bradshaw way, it got me thinking, How much do you really know about me? Well, quite a bit, conceivably, if you’ve done your research. And […]

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Chasing Trends

June 9th, 2011

Since I reopened to queries last week, I’ve been going through the flood of letters that arrived, trying to keep up. One of the things I’ve noticed, however, is how — even after a query break of almost six months — I’m seeing some of the same things over and over again. The girl who’s […]

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Happy Pub Day to MISS PEREGRINE!

June 8th, 2011

Congratulations to debut novelist and kt literary client Ransom Riggs, whose novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was officially released into the world yesterday! Entertainment Weekly gave it a B+ in its review, calling it “black and white and creepy all over,” and praising its “X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and […]

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Ask Daphne! About Book #2

June 6th, 2011

On Friday’s Open Thread post, Mike asked: Could you share about the process between author and agent for the second (and all subsequent) books after their initial polished manuscript was accepted for representation by the agent? Is there more bouncing ideas off one another? Do you want to stay out of the ms development until […]

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