Vacation Reading Round-Up

August 31st, 2010

Thanks again to all of my fabulous guest bloggers for covering for me last week: Kater Cheek, Carrie Harris, Suzanne Casamento, and Amy Spalding. And thanks to YOU, my readers, for jumping in with your comments on the two About My Query posts that went up while I was off on holiday. I’m looking forward […]

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Not-So-Recent-Reads: The Chestry Oak

April 29th, 2010

As some of you might have seen, there’s an article or such on me in the latest issue of Writers Digest, in which I talk about one of my all-time favorite books, The Chestry Oak. Very few people seem to have ever heard of this title — the author, Kate Seredy, is much more known […]

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Catching Up

March 30th, 2010

I got home from Europe late last night — well, around 7pm Mountain, but it felt way later to me! I’m mostly caught up on emails and such — not queries, though, so thanks for your patience on those. I did get through EVERY partial on my Kindle, though, and made several requests for fulls, […]

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Spy Novels and Reintroducing Characters

January 26th, 2010

I finished reading Daniel Silva‘s latest Gabriel Allon thriller The Defector last night, and I wanted to talk about it. If you’re reading this blog, you probably know I don’t represent thrillers, but I do enjoy reading them, and Silva is one of those authors I like to keep up with. With a multi-book series […]

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Do I Grade on a Curve?

January 20th, 2010

So I recently finished reading Sophie Kinsella’s novel Twenties Girl, which I enjoyed (and stayed up late finishing), though I felt it suffered, at first, from some of the same problems I find in Kinsella’s insanely popular Shopaholic series. Namely, that the main characters seems SO CLUELESS at times that you want to reach into […]

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