How does it feel to read reviews of my work?

Pretty much the same way it felt when I was querying. My heart starts pounding, my throat goes dry, my hands shake, my stomach churns. It’s possible I might throw up a little. The anticipation is agonizing. Is the review going to be good? Is it going to be bad?...

Meet my agent, Victoria Skurnick

But not here!  I’ve published an interview with her over at Killer Chicks, so be sure to head there for her advice on query letters, her take on the current fiction market, and what songs she’d sing in a karaoke bar (yes, seriously). Interview with...

Ten not-so-random numbers

Not a top 10 list in the true sense, but an interesting assortment of numbers nonetheless… 7– the number of drafts I wrote before querying agents 96 – the number of queries I sent 10 – the number of requests I received 48 – the number of rejections I received 46...

And the winner is…

Version A! I am seeking representation for CREEP, a psychological thriller, complete at 106,000 words. Dr. Sheila Tao is one of Seattle’s most popular psychology professors. She’s also a closet sex addict. And when she wakes up chained in the basement of a...

Which query got me my agent?

Many of you have asked to see my query, which of course I understand because it’s always interesting to see the query that helped get a writer her agent. Of course, it’s ultimately not the reason I got my agent, but it is how I got her attention. But...