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...

In the Spirit of the Season

Today is Giving Tuesday. Of course, all giving should be deeply personal and meaningful. In years past, I spent the weekend before Thanksgiving working at the Goddard Riverside Community Center Annual Book Fair in New York City. It was hard but fun, extremely...

Guest Post from Kellye Garrett: My Cover and How It Happened

Can you have a crush on an inanimate object? Because I’m completely and totally in love with the cover for my debut novel Hollywood Homicide (Midnight Ink, August 2017), and I figured I’d share a bit of my journey of finding true love. It all started with Pinterest....