An “About My Query” blog! For those of you who are recent readers of my blog, this is a close look at an author’s query — any genre, any age range — with comments on it by me, as well as all of you! Now, I would never post an query without an author’s permission, so I don’t use just any random query sitting in my mailbox. No, in order to get into this space, please email me at email@example.com with the subject line “About My Query” followed by the title of your book being queried. For a look at some previous entries, check out the archives. If I get enough, we’ll look at queries all next week!
One of the blogs I read regularly is Blue Rose Girls, an interesting collective of children’s book professionals including writers, artists, a former librarian, and an editor. The post yesterday said, in part:
Some of you may have seen a video on the blog today. There one minute, gone the next. It was a stop animation of two upholstered chairs doing “the nasty” on a rooftop.[…] I should explain that I put it up because it’s a very cool and artistic video. Artistic creative things get my artistic creative juices flowing. I make books by being inspired. Enough said.
But someone complained that it wasn’t appropriate for a children’s book blog, and so it came down.