Kellye Garrett wins Lefty Award for Best Debut Mystery

This weekend, Kellye Garrett attended the Left Coast Crime convention in Reno, Nevada. She was nominated for a Lefty for best debut mystery. While there, she did a panel with her fellow nominees, had dinner with her editor and other Midnight Ink authors, and met...

Laura Heffernan Signs 3-Book Deal

Laura Heffernan has just signed a deal with Lyrical Press for a three-book contemporary romance series called GAMER GIRLS. The books will be linked but will feature a different game-playing couple in each. Book 1, set to publish in 2019, will feature a tabletop gamer...

Conferences–What Are They Good For?

I’ve just had the good fortune to go to two conferences in a two-week period, and get to see clients at both of them. This in itself makes me inordinately happy. It’s not at all unusual for an agent and his/her client to never meet in person. So to get to...

Writing Captivating, Complex Characters

I read a lot of fiction. A lot. And what keeps me turning the page, besides a well-plotted and -paced story, is a character I’m invested in. Not necessarily because I like him or her–I think we’ve all read books where we hate characters–but...

All I Want for Christmas…Is A Book!

Well, maybe that’s not all I want. But is it any accident that some of the best books of the year are published between September and December? I’m going with no. There are beautiful cookbooks, and art books, and juicy novels. A new book by an old...