Show Me The Love!

February 18th, 2015

Show Me The Love The first romance novel I read was SWEET RELEASE by Pamela Clare. Pamela is a good friend and when this very first book of hers was published she hand-delivered a copy to me. That was in 2004 when I was uber-pregnant with my son. I remember balancing her book on my […]

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From the Archives: On the Second day of Christmas Vacation

December 23rd, 2012

Daphne shared with me a question from Gabby, who emails: I’m writing a book… I was wondering if you have any advice on literary agents or any you recommend. Normally, a question like this sends me running for the hills — there’s just SO much I can say — but in the spirit of the […]

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Ethical Vs. Effective

May 25th, 2011

I popped in to today’s YAlitchat, and read one anonymous poster’s theory that agents can be ethical or effective, but not both. Now, that was less than an hour ago, and that user no longer exists on Twitter, so possibly they were just there to brew a little ha ha. But it raised a point […]

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A Blast From The Past: Ask Daphne Archives

January 13th, 2011

As Rexroth and I prepare to enter the cave of new parenthood, I thought it was getting a little quiet here on ye olde blog, so I’m digging through the archives to find some of my favorite posts from years past. Enjoy! GrammarGirl writes: I have this “friend,” see. Her kind and warm agent found […]

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On Submission Etiquette and Offers

November 3rd, 2010

I tweeted a bit about this earlier, but I thought I could share my thoughts on the subject in a little more detail here. And, after all, it wouldn’t hurt to have this information easily searchable in the future. So, say you’re an author with multiple submissions out to agents — maybe a few queries, […]

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