Advice to NSFW Novelists

…OR IF YOUR READERS TRY WHAT YOU WROTE ABOUT AND GET HURT, WHO’S TO BLAME? Guest Post by author J.M. Frey: (This article originally ran at TheMarySue.com) It is 2011, and I am at a literary award after party. There is no statue in my hand, but there is a...

Sales Sales Sales

Hey there, Fuse Fans! It’s been a crazy few months for me, between the holidays and three exciting new deals: Jeffe Kennedy’s THE PAGES OF THE MIND, the first in a new series set in the world of THE MARK OF THE TALA, about a scholar who finds herself...

Anatomy of a Half-Million Dollar Deal

I can say with deep pride of accomplishment that today is a very good day. Because today Del Rey Books, my client Michael J. Sullivan, and Fuse Literary announced the second biggest deal of my career: more than a half-million dollar advance for four books in Mr....

Riding the Odds Debuts

I have not found much science fiction romance in my 10 years as an agent, so when I did find a good one, a fun romp with steamy romance, a space opera with the cutest sentient tattoo, I had to represent it. And now, after an 18 month gestation, RIDING THE ODDS by...

What Is Your Local Library to You? 

Some of you may know that I’m working on an amazing project about libraries (and that I can’t seem to shut up about it). For me, it’s really a dream and a chance to give back to an institution that I directly credit for my career in publishing. It got me thinking...