DEAD GENTLEMAN an “exciting time travel tale”!

January 19th, 2012

Matthew Cody‘s The Dead Gentleman continues to earn some fantastic reviews since its initial publication just before the holidays, like this one, from the February 1st issue of Booklist: Two young New Yorkers from different eras unite to save the world from an invasion of zombies led by an elegant, corpse-wearing darkling. Shuttling among worlds, […]

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Don’t Let It Get Away From You

January 17th, 2012

Last week was awesome. I reopened to queries, and every day, I carved out a little time in the afternoon to go through that day’s batch of email. It was fantastic! I was so on top of things! And then… One day, I didn’t have any time in the afternoon, so I told myself I’d […]

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Ask Daphne! About a Pseudonym

January 11th, 2012

I got pinged on Twitter this morning by @ErraticArtist who asked: Is there any time you would recommend an author using a pseudonym? I ask because my own name is quite clunky. And I thought — what a great subject for a blog post! (Mostly because I was in the middle of an early lunch […]

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A Series of Things

January 9th, 2012

As I’m looking at queries, I’m coming across a lot of details in book descriptions that seem rushed, like so: “She is helped in her efforts by a brooding vampire with a soul, a lesbian witch, a former vengeance demon, a British librarian, a platinum blonde vampire with a chip in his head, and a […]

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What I’d Like To See

January 6th, 2012

In preparation for reopening to queries on Monday the 9th, I thought it might be worthwhile to put up a little more detail of what I’m looking for in manuscripts to represent — and just as importantly, what I don’t care to see more of. In general, I’m open to young adult and middle grade […]

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