A quick ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI update: B&N Edition: i just got word that the B&N Exclusive edition of ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI (that features an entire bonus chapter) is a limited edition!!! supplies are running out quickly (LIKE WHAT?!?!?) so please grab a copy while you can. once they're gone, they're (unfortunately) not printing more. PRE-ORDER… Continue reading Last call for custom tarot cards + B&N Exclusive edition!
i am so excited to announce that ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI’s cover is going to be revealed THIS Friday! (1/19/18) i absolutely adore the work that the team at Little, Brown and JIMMY Books puts into these covers and i think you guys are going to go WILD for this one…i know i can’t get enough… Continue reading ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI news!
books are such magical things. we can open them and be transported to new worlds, new times, and new adventures. we can laugh and cry and shake our fists along with our favorite characters, and we can fall in love and have our hearts broken with them, too. my ya gothic horror is on submission… Continue reading an ode to the precious and some gemma doyle fangirling
Original Query: Almost fainting onstage should be a foolproof way to lose a battle of the bands. But seventeen-year-old singer Charlie’s sabotage backfires, and her all-girl band the Wretched Gretchens takes first place anyway. Cue the sappy “Hallelujah” music. It’s not that Charlie wants her band to break up—she’s just sick of her stage persona… Continue reading Query Letter Critique (YA Contemporary)
The Original Query: Address Address Address To Whom This May Concern, GO BLOG YOURSELF! What better way to showcase concrete research on blogging as a legit form of writing for students then to place it next to blog entries from the researcher, and teacher, herself? My book, GO BLOG YOURSELF, would include entries from two of… Continue reading Query Critique (Non-fiction)
Original Query: Dear (Agent), Small-time thief, big-time troublemaker, Tristan Storey has been accused of a murder he didn’t commit. And is going to hang for it. With a rope squeezed tightly around his neck, Tristan knows it’s the end, but just as his consciousness flickers, lightning tears down from the sky. It smashes the gallows, freeing the thief.… Continue reading Query Critique
A couple of amazing things I had to share with my fellow writing friends... If you’ve ever wanted an opportunity to ask a literary agent ANY question regarding publishing - now’s your chance! My agent (Barbara Poelle) is doing a monthly column for Writers Digest where she’ll be answering questions from YOU. No writing/publishing question… Continue reading Special Post: Ask an agent ANYthing and Harper is open to unagented submissions!
This post is going to be a little different because there are a few things happening around the interwebs that writers (and readers) might be interested in. I LOVE helping my peoples out when I can, so here you go! 1. There’s a new agent at my agency! *throws confetti* Here are some deets: Name:… Continue reading Lots of Sparkly Things Happening…
Hey writer friends I’ve got something for YOUUUU! My agent is doing another Writers Digest Webinar (From Cozy to Carnage: An Agent Explains the Ins and Outs of Thriller/Mystery Writing–For Both the Adult and YA Markets) on Thursday April 12th. Are you squinting at your screen wondering why you should be interested in this? If… Continue reading Attn Writers: My agent is doing a webinar!
This morning I had a super secret phone call that made me do this: Immediately followed by this: I can't say much... yet. But I will say one thing: Today is DEFINITELY worthy of an Empire Records montage*... Check back in a few days on Wednesday for an official announcement and details of the phone call...… Continue reading Big news is on the way…