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    How I Got My Agent: An Atypical Story

    There are always rumors floating around the internet that an author has to “know” somebody to get an agent. You guys, that’s not a thing. The vast majority of writers get their agents the old fashioned way: querying. My story is a teensy bit different. About eighteen months ago I found myself mucking about in the query trenches. It’s not a happy or hospitable place, and it wasn’t my first campaign to find an agent. I know all about the grit and fortitude it takes to send out ten, twenty, fifty queries and how every rejection knocks you down. Querying is hard. Luckily this time, I didn’t start this adventure…

  • Book Release

    My New Book Deal for STEALING HOME!!!

    Earlier this year, I posted on Instagram about how I was so very close to quitting. I’d completed a lot of manuscripts. *cough, cough* NINE *cough, cough* They’d all been edited, rewritten, redited, before they went on submission. A couple of them were cut at acquisition, which means an editor is willing to buy the story, but the marketing team didn’t think it would sell well. I’d gotten some really beautiful, heart-rending rejections.And I lost faith in myself.So many people responded to my Instagram post, both in the comments and privately, offering encouragement and advice. One very successful author said she’d been in the same position and her husband had…

  • YA Scavenger Hunt

    Fall YA Scavenger Hunt is here and so is LIVIA BLACKBURNE!! Go Red Team!

    Hello and welcome to the RED TEAM for Fall 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt!!  I’m so excited you’re here and playing along!  Today I have the pleasure of hosting the extremely talented Livia Blackburne, author of MIDNIGHT THIEF, DAUGHTER OF DUSK, and more!! If this is your first stop on the YA Scavenger Hunt, you’ll want to read the rules here  or if you know what’s going on then you’ll already know that somewhere on this page I’ve hidden a secret number for the RED TEAM and it will be in RED. After you’ll collected all the authors on the red team’s numbers, add them up, and enter it here. If you’re looking for my exclusive content (the secret…