Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2011

In honor of everyone’s favorite day to dress up and be someone other than yourself, I want to salute some great book-related costumes! First of all, I have to share the cutest little peddler, my friend Jay & Laura’s boy Henry, from Caps for Sale:And some publishing folk really get into the holiday — like […]

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October 31st, 2011

I’m thrilled to share that Ransom Riggs‘ novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been named to Hudson Booksellers’ list of the Best Books of 2011, in the Young Readers category! Also, in case you missed it, there’s also this great news for Ransom (from Publishers Marketplace): NYT bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home […]

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Judging a Book By Its Cover

October 26th, 2011

Fellow Colorado agent Kristin Nelson shared a link today from PW’s ShelfTalker blog. I won’t repeat Kristin’s fab overview of the problems with a lot of covers, but I do want to re-emphasize the comment from Elizabeth Bluemle about making decisions for an entire industry based on a single person’s opinion: I also understand that […]

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Giant Giveaway Winners!

October 25th, 2011

You guys, my heart just about broke reading all your stories of libraries — and teens — in need of great books. I’m so glad I can help, even if it’s just with one box of books. And I’m so grateful to my friends and colleagues who are also helping. Without further ado — the […]

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Quick Query Update

October 20th, 2011

I’ve been behind for so long, but as of 10:30 Mountain on Thursday, October 20th, I’ve read all queries through October 5th. Which is to say, I’m almost back within my promised two-week response timeline! Hooray! If you sent a query prior to October 6th and haven’t heard back, give me one more day — […]

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