Of Conferences and Clients

September 20th, 2014

I’m having a lovely time here this weekend in Bozeman, Montana, giving my About My Query workshop to the local chapter of the SCBWI. It’s always nice to chat with writers about the nuts and bolts of querying, and provide a little expert advice about the process. This morning, I was thrilled my client Susan […]

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Universal options LET IT SNOW!

September 19th, 2014
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The cat is out of the bag! Film rights to LET IT SNOW, the collaborative short story collection cowritten by Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle, and some guy named John Green, have been acquired. Here’s the scoop from The Hollywood Reporter and from Deadline. Congrats to all the authors!

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It’s Official! Get ready to meet JULES

September 16th, 2014
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Woohoo! I’m delighted to share the news of a new deal for Amy Spalding with Little, Brown. If you can’t easily read the above, here’s the announcement from Publishers Weekly: Pam Gruber at Little, Brown’s Poppy imprint has acquired a new YA novel by Amy Spalding, author of Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys). In […]

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September 15th, 2014
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Thanks to Publishers Weekly for the second star for this fabulous holiday anthology edited by Stephanie Perkins! Cute boys, mistletoe, counting down to the midnight kiss on New Year’s Eve—there’s no shortage of cozy setups for holiday romance in this captivating collection of short stories by a dozen of today’s top YA authors. Readers will […]

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Let’s Talk About Querying a Self-Published Book

September 12th, 2014

I’ve been doing my best to get caught up on my query inbox lately, and in looking at hundreds of queries over the past few days, I’ve been struck by how many more queries I’m getting for self-published books than ever before. And that’s fine, it is. I’m absolutely open to handling print rights for […]

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