Finding Agents to Query

I'm officially back in the query trenches! I've got a brand-spanking-new YA fantasy ready to go, and I'd dearly like to get a literary agent for it. It's harrowing! It's nerve-wracking! I'm anxious! And, well, that's a lot of emotional energy. I just sent out my first batch, and... hey, it looks like most could … Continue reading Finding Agents to Query

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A Good Idea Won’t Get Your Story Published

Within the writing world, you sometimes run into people who are obsessed with finding The Best Idea Ever. These are the folks who write posts like: I'm terrified to talk about my story because someone will steal my idea! I have an idea for a story that's so good that it's guaranteed to get me … Continue reading A Good Idea Won’t Get Your Story Published

From Reddit: IamA riches-to-rags thriller author whose first two novels got $500,000 in contracts in 2009… AMA

Oh man, this is both fascinating and terrifying. I read the whole darn thing:IamA riches-to-rags thriller author whose first two novels got $500,000 in contracts in 2009 and sold so poorly all my publishers dropped me. Since then, I've written four e-books in my garage that have sold a combined 263 copies on Kindle. AMA! … Continue reading From Reddit: IamA riches-to-rags thriller author whose first two novels got $500,000 in contracts in 2009… AMA