Aside from a few queries Renee and I are looking at more closely, we’ve answered all queries sent prior to March 10th. While I’m traveling to New York and Bologna, Renee will keep up the hard work of reading queries. If you sent a query prior to March 10th, and you don’t hear from us today (Monday the 18th), you can resend your query to the usual firstname.lastname@example.org address, and copy Renee at email@example.com. Thanks!
I came across a couple of interesting blog posts recently that make me think, and I thought I’d see what YOU thought of them! First, John Green comes up with a pretty interesting analysis, using Goodreads, of how teens relate to books. I saw a bit of this at ALA the other weekend, where many teens stepped up to speak about a book they loved from the long list. Over and over. I didn’t get a chance to hear the committee discuss the book in detail, but let’s just say it wasn’t an award-winner. But kids loved it, and they love award-winners, too. There was a ton of controversy before the big ALA awards were announced, as to how the committee often seems to pick books that teens don’t read. John looks at the Goodreads numbers for some of those books, and says, “Oh yeah?” Like I said, really interesting.
Like many agents, I regularly get email links to sites that mention my authors, my agency, or myself. Today I found this nice mention of SAVING ZOE by Alyson Noel, from author Amanda Ashby, and this review of DEVILISH by Maureen Johnson from Trashionista. But I also love to follow the references and see where they lead, hoping to find something great to post about.