Attacus Atlas & Other Inventions: Channeling Jean Kwok (and you can too!)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

  “The query letter is…the single most important page an unpublished writer will ever write” — Nicholas Spark This week’s subject of discussion is supposed to be about querying tips, as in what tips can you give an aspiring writer when querying potential publishers and agents? Unfortunately my querying stories and experiences are good only in the theoretical — as in it’s a good topic to discuss in the abstract….

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Interview with Elizabeth Rosner and Survivor Cafe giveaway

Saturday, September 29, 2018

I’m so, so happy to feature poet, novelist and now, non-fiction author Elizabeth Rosner on the blog this week! Elizabeth and I are literary agency AND publisher sisters – both represented by the wonderful DeFiore & Company in New York, publishing our books with the incredible Counterpoint Press located in Berkeley, CA. Elizabeth is the author of five, count-em five, books — and most recently her first non-fiction/memoir Survivor Café: The Legacy of…

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Promote yourself…the NPR way

Friday, November 21, 2014

Before I left the high tech world to write novels (mostly about the high tech world, so that’s working out!), I worked for a large Fortune 500 company (yep, you probably use their software). I was a social media strategist back in the day when no one even knew what a hashtag was. I did that work for the better part of four years and it was so…much…fun! (I also learned that the…

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Deb Dana Has No Friends

Okay, so maybe that title is a little misleading. I have friends (Hi, Amber! Hey, Mandi!). Just not writing friends. Other than these lovely Debs, whom I’ve only met virtually, and my sister-in-law, UK author Sophie McKenzie, I don’t know many writers. So what’s wrong with me? Am I shy? Socially awkward? Do I smell? I can say with near certainty that the answer to all of those questions is…

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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