5 Things To Do While Your Book is on Submission

Submitting your book to agents is one thing. It’s a writer’s first time putting it all out there and the responses are varied. However, when your agent submits your book to a publisher that’s a whole other level of stress. It can be exciting! Finally, it’s out there in the world. And it can be worrying…whatContinue reading “5 Things To Do While Your Book is on Submission”

Which pitch has the most potential? Slush pile, in-person or online contest?

I get asked this question often. Writers want to make the most of their time and talent. Querying is a part in your writing career that is fraught with stress, expectation, and worry–oh wait, this sounds like the entire length of a writing career! Jokes aside, the decisions you make to start your career haveContinue reading “Which pitch has the most potential? Slush pile, in-person or online contest?”

15 Things I’ve Learned in 5 Years: Celebrating my 5 Year ‘Agent-versary’

Last year I wrote a post about my “four year agent-versary.” And focused on what I was grateful for. Last week my friend, and super agent, Katie Shea Boutiller wrote about her 4 years as an agent. Including some great tips about why agents have to be strong editors. This year I’m celebrating 5 years as an agent!Continue reading “15 Things I’ve Learned in 5 Years: Celebrating my 5 Year ‘Agent-versary’”

“The Call” Reversed: What agents like to know about potential authors

Authors are usually busy studying up for “the call” (an agent reaching out via phone to offer representation) when they know it’s on the horizon. It’s an exciting time for authors and agents! Resources are everywhere and there are many great guides to “the call” including these: Questions to Ask Your Prospective Literary Agent WhatContinue reading ““The Call” Reversed: What agents like to know about potential authors”