We need — and I WANT — Diverse Books

April 30th, 2014

If you’ve been on the internet at all in the last few days, you’ve probably seen the hashtag #WeNeedDiverseBooks. It’s taken over Twitter and Tumblr, as far as I can tell. To quote the WeNeedDiverseBooks tumblr: Recently, there’s been a groundswell of discontent over the lack of diversity in children’s literature. The issue is being […]

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From The Archives: On the Twelfth day of Christmas Vacation

January 2nd, 2013
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Well, hopefully we all survived my two weeks of vacation. I’m looking forward to getting back to work, closing some deals, and letting Robo-Daphne have some time off. I’m also going to be putting some thought into my New Year’s Resolutions. 2008 was a huge year for me — relocation, a new business, marriage — […]

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Ask Daphne! About Response Time

November 8th, 2010

A quick Ask Daphne this morning before I dive back into the query pile. H.S. writes: I had a question about writer-agent etiquette. What’s the appropriate amount of time to wait before checking back in once an agent has requested your full manuscript? Two agents are reading my full right now. One has had it […]

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On the Twelfth day of Christmas Vacation

January 2nd, 2009

Well, hopefully we all survived my two weeks of vacation. I’m looking forward to getting back to work, closing some deals, and letting Robo-Daphne have some time off. I’m also going to be putting some thought into my New Year’s Resolutions.

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Waiting…

September 11th, 2008

I’m about to head off for a somewhat unexpected trip, but before I do, I wanted to say something about waiting. One of my authors who’s awaiting a response from an editor made a comment the other day about publishing time bearing a stronger resemblance to glacial time than normal, human time. And unfortunately, it’s totally true.

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