Ask Daphne! About that maternity leave…

December 3rd, 2010

And speaking about being closed to queries, I just got this Ask Daphne! question from Anne: Do you have a specific date in March/April that you will be accepting queries again? I need to mark my calendar…I’m in the editing/tweaking phase and I’ve targeted you as the first agent I want to submit to. Though […]

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Ask Daphne! Does Time of Year Matter?

November 16th, 2010

I recently got two similar questions from readers, and I think there’ll well worth answering, especially this time of year. From Shannon: I’m wondering if, in general, there is a better time of year to query agents. I’m just wondering with trips, conferences, holidays etc, if there are times in the year, from an agent […]

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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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Pick My Beach Reads!

August 19th, 2010

As I may have hinted once or twice (or three million times) in the last few days, I’m heading out on a beach vacation tomorrow. As usual, I have my Kindle stocked with books and manuscripts, but there’s always that time on a airplane when all electronic devices must be turned off, and I can’t […]

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Going Offline

February 17th, 2010

I’m taking next week off (mostly) to do something for myself before the run up to Bologna gets truly crazy. What does “mostly” mean? Well, I’m not going completely cold turkey on the internet — but I’ll likely be checking Twitter and such only from my phone. I’m trying to get caught up on queries […]

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