Heroic Villainy: What defines a villain?

What defines a hero? What about a villain? Good and Evil? Are they really two sides of the same coin? Or something less defined, something more liminal? When I was first approached to submit to When the Hero Comes Home, I had a pretty good grasp on what...

The Rise of the Hybrid

I am high as a kite right now. And no, I don’t mean on some kind of illegal substance (I only had ONE Three Musketeers bar, thank you very much). It’s kind of like the writer’s version of a runner’s high.  The end of a long and arduous race.  Last night, I clicked...

Kindle MatchBook: A Step in the Right Direction; We Need a Giant Leap!

Guest blog post by Laurie’s client Michael J. Sullivan, author of the Riyria fantasy series. Note from Laurie: When we formed the agency, it was our fondest hope that successful authors would flock to our new way of managing their careers. Our outside-the-covers...

Call for Submissions

Submission deadline: November 1, 2013 Editor: Tanya Chernov Seeking submissions of poetry on confronting serious illness and loss, and the lessons learned as we find our way through the darkness. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the National Colorectal Cancer...

Call for Submissions: Quick and Dirty Christmas anthology

FFWD is opening for adult romance Christmas stories that are 3,000 to 6,000 words in length. The final day to submit is September 30 and final edits will be done by the end of October. All stories will be contracted for the use of this anthology and will be...