5 Random Facts

June 10th, 2011

My client Kiki Hamilton, author of the upcoming urban fantasy The Faerie Ring, just posted five random (well, she called them sekrit) facts about herself. And in a very Carrie Bradshaw way, it got me thinking, How much do you really know about me? Well, quite a bit, conceivably, if you’ve done your research. And […]

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A Year in Queries

December 17th, 2010

I had great intentions this year to post quarterly status reports on my query stats, but I seem to have missed a quarter (here’s April and July, at least). A quick recap: in the first three months of 2010, I saw 1,297 queries and requested 20 partials, passing on all of them. In the next […]

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Guest Blog by Kiki Hamilton: The Black Hole of Editorial Revisions

February 23rd, 2010

Greetings from the Black Hole of Editorial Revisions! For the first-time author, the path to publication can feel like you’ve been sucked into a black hole of unknowns after you write the words ‘The End’. You’ve written a novel, now what? There are certain milestones of which most writers are aware as they attempt to […]

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Tag Lines

February 9th, 2010

We talk a lot about query letters here, and (I hope) provide a useful service for people to improve their letters. But as I looked at various queries in my email inbox today, I thought about how important a one-sentence pitch truly is. Call them “hooks” or “tag lines” or what have you, they’re the […]

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That good news I’ve been hinting about recently?

August 13th, 2009

From Publisher’s Marketplace (subscription required): Kiki Hamilton’s THE FAERIE RING, an urban fantasy set in Victorian London, in which a streetwise pickpocket steals a ring from Buckingham Palace, then has to try to return it in order to keep a peace treaty between the British and Faerie courts, to Susan Chang at Tor, in a […]

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