An Agent’s View of the Submission Process

My brain has been sucked into submission mode today. This is the time that my client has to cede some control and let me take the driver’s seat. It’s an exciting time, where every “yes, I’ll read” is imbued with hope. Before we even get...

The Making of Savage Island

Guest Blog Post by Carol Wolf A book doesn’t come from one idea, but hundreds. After it’s written it’s hard to remember all that went into it, but I have a distinct recollection of one of the engendering moments of Savage Island. I read an article...

Recommended Summer Reads for Kiddos!

Summer’s officially here, but you may know a little bookworm who’s not ready to put away the books. Here are some of my favorite titles for 8-14-year-olds…. There’s something here for everyone: young history buffs, outdoorsy kids, aspiring...

Romance is in the air!

Next week, July 13-16, marks the annual pilgrimage of romance writers to the Romance Writers of America Convention. Thousands of bestsellers, indie stars, debut authors and hopefuls gather at a Marriott Hotel, this time in lovely San Diego, to learn, network, and...

EVERYTHING WE KEEP has been chosen as a Kindle First!

The day is here, and we have an announcement: EVERYTHING WE KEEP by Kerry Lonsdale has been chosen as a Kindle First! This is big, sort of like being chosen as Lake Union Publishing’s lead title for this month. Here’s how it works: Kindle First allows...

Should I Submit My Book in the Summer?

Sing it with me now: Puuuuuuuuuuublishing’s out! For! Sum-mer! This one’s for all of you who may feel scared off of submitting your work once the air conditioning turns on. Though it’s important to be aware of certain tendencies and perceived norms...