Query Quest: Feedback Anyone?

If you’re a regular reader then you’ve noticed I have been silent for weeks. I spelunked (that’s a word isn’t it?) deep into the editing cave and only just emerged. I’ve got two manuscripts that are currently in revisions, one – The Broken Trail – about to emerge ready to query.  So that means it’s time…

PitchWars Mentee Bio 2015

Howdy! Thanks for checking out my bio. If you’re a regular and are wondering what the heck this is, check out PitchWars, a writing contest started by the very talented Brenda Drake. If you’re a mentor stopping by, thank you!  I really appreciate that you’re taking the time to do this and that you’re considering working…

The Call of the Wild

Where I grew up the natural world had only just been tamed; it still had its wild side. I spent my childhood weaving in and out of forests, tromping through marshy rivers and boggy backyards with a troupe of neighborhood kids. The woods were full of ferny kingdoms and gigantic rocks left behind by glaciers…

‘The Overselling Of Self-Publishing’: New Perspective

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:
iStockphoto / InnaFelker ‘A Serious Epidemic Of Impatience’ Here in New York City where BookExpo America (BEA) is holding the focus of many in the traditional publishing establishment, a friend and I were finishing lunch at Café Luxembourg when the waiter approached. “I overheard you guys talking about publishing,” he said. “I wondered…

In the Query Trenches

So… where have I been you ask?  Working.  The day job heated up just about the same time I finally had BITTERSWEET ready to submit to agents.  In between meetings, crunching data, and what felt like endless spreadsheets I was polishing up my query and submitting my latest book to potential agents.  How’s it going?…