How do I get a literary agent to like me? And other writer’s conference questions

Forced socialization never ceases to freak me out, even when it might benefit my career. Networking events and conferences can be nerve-wracking when you're just starting out, and writer's conferences are no exception. I spent last weekend at the Atlanta Writer's Conference, pouring over my manuscript and practicing my pitch in the lobby of a … Continue reading How do I get a literary agent to like me? And other writer’s conference questions

Books of the Month, November 2017

With the temperature dropping like a stone, here are a few book recommendations that go well with a cup of cocoa and an afternoon indoors, out of the cold. The Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer Confession: I avoid starting book and TV series (serieses?) until they're either finished or about to finish. I can't sit months … Continue reading Books of the Month, November 2017

(Jittery) Thoughts Before the AWC Writer’s Conference

I love writer's conferences. I've got a manuscript critique and one (possibly two) agent pitches scheduled. I get to meet writers from all over and agents and editors from New York. I get to sip drinks and chat about upcoming projects, both mine and others, at a lovely hotel near the Atlanta airport. I also … Continue reading (Jittery) Thoughts Before the AWC Writer’s Conference

Books You Should Read: Starflight by Melissa Landers

Got a weakness for action-packed sci-fi? Meet Solara Brooks, a convicted felon determined to make to the outskirts of the galaxy and start a new life. After indenturing herself as a servant to the wealthy and spoiled Doran Spaulding, the two find themselves on the Banshee, a spaceship whose passengers have dangerous secrets of their … Continue reading Books You Should Read: Starflight by Melissa Landers

7 Odd, Wonderful Reads from Around the Internet

Sometimes you're just in the mood to skim something short and whacky. Here are seven of my favorite odd reads, just the tip of the iceberg on a Bookmark list spanning at least a hundred. 1. The Wikipedia list of unusual articles Wikipedia tends to be dry and objective. This is one of the funniest, … Continue reading 7 Odd, Wonderful Reads from Around the Internet

Books of the Month, October 2017

What's on your shelf? Here are some recommendations from past and present to expand your personal library. A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan This collection of loosely-connected short stories jumps back and forth across time through the lives of a rotating cast of characters. The main characters (if there really are only … Continue reading Books of the Month, October 2017