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Miss me?

thumb_LastLittleBlueEnv_finalHowdy, folks! Just checking in from the wilds of maternity-leave-land, and its attendant piles of laundry, broken nights of sleep, and full-on adorableness to tell you (if you didn’t know already) that The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson, the long-awaited sequel to 13 Little Blue Envelopes, is available today!

I’m running a short contest on Twitter for a free copy of the book — to enter, tweet me a picture of a decorated envelope or postcard by 5pm Mountain!

In other news, I’m still getting loads of queries, and they’re all still being deleted unread. With trying to keep up with current client work in between naps and feedings, I just can’t reopen yet. That being said, however, I’m setting a date for new submissions! My little man is going into daycare in June, and though I’ll miss him terribly, I think I can put to use the time he’s not here in reading your fabulous queries. I’ll make the official announcement on the blog and twitter when the time comes, but for now, start polishing those queries and opening pages.

On that note, I want to start posting again more regularly, if not quite the daily schedule I used to be on. I’m going to start with client news, like this review for Ransom Riggs‘ upcoming debut novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, from Publishers Weekly, which calls Miss P “an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.”

But I also want to get back into the swing of things with answers to YOUR publishing questions. So, head to the comments and start laying them on me. I’ll dust off my high heels and get to answering!

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