Final Day to Bid in our Charity Auction

March 31st already? Well, that means it is the final day to bid on our manuscript and query letter critiques that benefit charity. 100% of the money you donate goes to the national Multiple Sclerosis Association. Since two of our agent-siblings have the dreaded...

10 Foreign Rights Tips

We received a really cool report from our foreign rights co-agent recapping the past year as it related to foreign book sales. There are four big book fairs each year–in Bologna, London, New York, and Frankfurt–where most of the foreign publishers gather...

Jen Karsbaek Steps Down as Agent

 After a wonderful two years at Fuse, I’m sad to announce that our own Jen Karsbaek is stepping down as an agent due to unforeseen family obligations. She will remain on the Fuse staff as a literary scout but will no longer be accepting new queries. Jen had this...

Writers’ Institute, Madison

In about a week, I’ll be heading back to the University of Wisconsin, Madison for their annual Writers’ Institute conference. And while logic might frown on leaving California for the Midwest in early spring, I’m excited to revisit what has...

Q&A with Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris

THE DIAMOND CONSPIRACY debuts March 31st! (Book Four in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series)          How did you start your writing career? PIP BALLANTINE: It was strange really, but I have an ex-boyfriend to thank for this. I know, that seems crazy, but I’d...