Children’s Book Categories

Recently I have seen some confusion about what is a picture book vs a chapter book (don't chapter books have pictures too?) and what is a middle grade title. Obviously there are some gray areas, and some titles that cross genres. But I thought I'd do a post on the...

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Finding Balance

Whether you're a supporter of the new president and administration or not, you can't deny they're causing a lot of chaos and anxiety. It's hard to keep up with the crazy coming out of Washington. Waking up every day and facing headlines and social media full of the...

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Writing by Hand

After a stint in journalism for daily and weekly newspapers, I spent more than 20 years in and around the high tech industry, so I am very comfortable with computers. I use them in nearly every aspect of my life. Writing on a keyboard is my preferred method for its...

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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 because I need to know...

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Agenting in the Age of Trump

Today, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, I watch in horror as the President of the United States signs an executive order banning Muslim refugees from entering this country. All my forebears -- Irish and Jewish -- entered this nation as refugees. What is being done in our...

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Fast Five with Joel Friedlander

I had a chance to sit down with Joel Friendlander, publishing guru and self-publishing expert. He frequently speaks about changes in the publishing industry and how to make your book stand out in a crowded field. Visit his website at The Book Designer for more info....

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New Year, New Agency, New #MSWL

I figured because this is my first post to the Fuse blog since joining the agency, and since we've just reopened to queries, today would be a great time to do a little #MSWL of what I'm looking for. I'm eager and excited to add to my client list, but as always be sure...

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We Are Now Open to Submissions!

And...GO! Our annual winter holiday query closure is over, so SEND US ALL YOUR THINGS...once you review our agents' interests and guidelines on the Team Fuse page to make sure you're sending the right material to the right agent. Remember, and this can be said of...

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