Manuscript Wishlist May 2014

Here is an updated manuscript wishlist for my slush pile. Please send me: Women’s fiction, commercial, historical or upmarket  (i.e. THE ARRIVALS, GIRLS IN WHITE DRESSES and THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND) Upmarket fiction like THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS, THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU and SEATING ARRANGEMENTS Literary coming of age novels like ARCADIAContinue reading “Manuscript Wishlist May 2014”

The 10 Best Books I Read in 2013

Here is my ‘best books of 2013’ list! (Not including my clients, of course…) Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg – Despite the two-sided media circus around this book I found it incredibly inspiring and enlightening. A must read for any woman. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – I loved Moyes’s previous book Last Letter From YourContinue reading “The 10 Best Books I Read in 2013”

Q: Does a virtual presence ACTUALLY help you get a literary agent?

Elizabeth A. Havey asks “Does a virtual presence on the net help find an agent?” This is the question on most writers’ minds when they think about the intersection of the book business and social media. The simple answer is for non fiction authors it’s a MUST and for fiction authors it doesn’t matter atContinue reading “Q: Does a virtual presence ACTUALLY help you get a literary agent?”

Deal News: Stats Canada: Satire on a National Scale

Penguin Canada editorial coordinator Justin Stoller has acquired rights to Stats Canada: Satire on a National Scale, a book of essays, graphs, timelines, maps, and photo illustrations from the anonymous creators of the Twitter parody account @Stats_Canada. Publication is scheduled for fall 2013. Follow @Stats_Canada on Twitter.