I'm honored to be a Speaker at WriteOnCon 2017, the interactive online writer's conference to take place Thursday February 2-Saturday, February 4. The only writer's conference you can attend in your pajamas (well, without any repercussion). The conference is for writers and illustrators of PB, MG, YA, and NA. There will be blog posts, vlogs, … Continue reading WriteOnCon
I've been silent on social media and my blog because I needed some time to process the recent events, and my way to do so was to focus on my American Panda revisions. As so many people from the literary world have been saying, it's important to continue putting books in the world that bring happiness and … Continue reading Writer’s Nook
Written by Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, aka The Book Doctors Available on Amazon here. Brief description: Written by experts with twenty-five books between them as well as many years’ experience as a literary agent (Eckstut) and a book doctor (Sterry), this nuts-and-bolts guide demystifies every step of the publishing process: how to come … Continue reading The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published – Review
It was a pleasure and honor being a reader for the WCNV contest this past week. I enjoyed reading your work and am so excited for all the requests that came in! Your excerpts about the importance of diversity were especially moving—thank you for being vulnerable and telling your stories. First, congratulations to everyone who entered! Sharing … Continue reading Post WCNV Query Tips
I am delighted to announce that I have signed with Kathleen Rushall of Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Kathleen is such a rock star, and I’m so excited to have her on my side. I love her vision for my book and can't wait to dive into revisions! She was the first agent to ever request … Continue reading Representation Announcement
I was invited to share my Pitchapalooza story on the website Novel Pitch, which is a great new resource for writers. My testimonial is below as well as here, and I highly recommend perusing the other Novel Pitch testimonials, which include stories ranging from Twitter pitches to live conference pitches. There is also a list of … Continue reading Novel Pitch Testimonial
I am honored to be the winner of The Book Doctors' 2015 Pitchapalooza. Thank you, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry! They gave in-depth feedback on 25 wonderful pitches, and I recommend taking a look for query help. Also check out their 10 tips for pitching. The winning pitch can be found here.