How Did My Clients Come To Be?

September 14th, 2011

No, I’m not talking about the birds and the bees, but I was out for lunch with Kristin Nelson and Sara Megibow on Monday, and part of our conversation revolved around queries, and how many clients we have, and how those clients came to us — what percentage from the slush pile, and how many […]

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RING is a “graceful mix”!

September 13th, 2011

I had another blog post I wanted to write this morning, but then the day intruded (as it does), and I forgot what I thought was so important to blog about. So instead, something else that’s important! Namely, a great PW review of The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton! Voila: Hamilton’s debut gracefully mixes fantasy, […]

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Onstage versus Off

September 12th, 2011

There’s a line in the play and movie version of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard that goes: We do on stage things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else. And it got me thinking this […]

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Do You Care About Publishers?

September 8th, 2011

Earlier today on Twitter, I shared a blog post by Nathan Bransford about publishers and imprints. His main point? “Publishers are squandering their brands on imprints few people outside of Manhattan and Brooklyn have heard of.” I won’t recap his entire argument, and instead invite you to read his thoughts and then come back here […]

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Some “NAME” News

September 7th, 2011

September is such an exciting month around here, with the forthcoming releases of The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson, Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins, AND The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton! I hope you don’t mind if I continue to share some of the great news we’re receiving on […]

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