Choose Your Own Adventure: Two Stories About the Querying Process

Thursday, September 20, 2018

This week for The Debutante Ball, we’re sharing our journey to getting a literary agent, so I dug through the archives of my email outbox so you can experience truly and authentically the real realness of my querying process, before I landed the book deal for THEY COULD HAVE NAMED HER ANYTHING. WARNING: THERE ARE TWO PARTS OF THIS BLOG POST. THIS IS STORY #1. Read this story to be…

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Writing Cave Essentials

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The view from my writing cave today is very winter-esque and cavelike.  If my cropping has caused confusion, this is the view out the sliding glass door next to me as I write this. Yes, there is over 3 feet of snow on the other side of my (thankfully) well-insulated glass window. A warm cave is a good cave. I don’t have an office. OK, that’s a lie—I do have a…

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“Halfway out of the dark”

Monday, December 18, 2017

The winter solstice, which falls on Thursday, is one of my favorite holidays. As a pagan, and one who’s quite fire-oriented, it’s a special day. It’s the day we start winning the fight against the darkness, the day the light starts to come back. Throughout my late childhood, teenage years, and early adulthood, I always spent the Longest Night with close friends, those with whom I shared beliefs. Many of…

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