Happy Series Day!

October 11th, 2012

Happy 10-11-12, everyone! On such a sequential day, an agent’s mind naturally turns to thoughts of series. Book series, that is. Like the recent release of Super, the second book in Matthew Cody‘s kid superhero series that started with Powerless. And The Madness Underneath, the second book in Maureen Johnson‘s Shades of London series, for […]

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On The Bubble

May 18th, 2012

There’s a phrase that’s common in the tv world, describing that nether-world between when a series has been cancelled or renewed: On the bubble. I thought of it last night watching the season finale of Community, which I love (six seasons and a movie!), but which I couldn’t help but notice was framed well for […]

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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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Ask Daphne! About Querying a Series

December 14th, 2009

I know I’ve used this image before, but it’s one of my favorites, and so apt for this question about series. L.K. asks: I have only begun the process of developing a query letter. And in doing so, I couldn’t decide between querying my first YA novel alone or the whole series. One agent I […]

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Recent Reads: Catching Fire

September 3rd, 2009

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that last night, I read Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, and immediately bemoaned the idea of waiting another year for the next book in the series. I mean, there’s ending a story and being curious to know what happens next to these characters we’ve grown to care […]

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