So it's been...ridiculously busy. After six months in Australia and a month in my hometown, the Australian and I finally landed back in Boston, where we'll be for the next foreseeable while. We touched down after a red-eye flight on the morning of September 1st, and I immediately started a six-day work streak, and things pretty much went from there. We took a few days off to drive to Michigan for the very last Booktopia (more on this later), but other than that, it's been nonstop EVERYTHING settling back into our apartment, working my butt off, and generally running around like a headless chicken. Things look like they'll continue this way for a while, but in the meantime, here's all the good stuff I read in September! (Hold onto your hats, folks. This one's a long one.)Read More
Well, August was extremely busy. And September is ALREADY so extremely busy that I have no time to do an intro except to say that I didn't read enough, but I read some good stuff. As follows here:Read More
So you didn't get into Pitch Wars. Now what?
I'll let you in on a little-known secret: I applied to Pitch Wars last year. And...I didn't get in. I didn't even get any requests. (I did get a lovely email from Evelyn Skye a few weeks later telling me that I was basically query-ready. I appreciated it. It still hurt.)Read More
The submission window has come and gone. The dust has settled, and mentors are finally peeking their heads out from behind the piles of queries, synopsis, first chapters, and full manuscripts. The big announcement is coming next week, and I could not be more excited about digging into revisions with my mentee.Read More
I'm a huge fan of Brenda Drake and the internet-things she accomplishes on a daily basis, so I was thrilled to be invited to be a mentor for the 2015 edition of Pitch Wars! I'm a little bit of a dark horse, so I don't blame you if you have no idea who I am! Read on to find out a little about what I'm looking for and why you should pitch ME your manuscript:Read More