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...

New client signed from second #DVPit

I was honored to participate in the second ever #DVPit, a Twitter-based pitch event celebrating diverse and marginalized voices organized by agent Beth Phelan of The Bent Agency. Beth has done a masterful job of organizing this event and publicizing it, attracting...