So you’re ready to query…

As my inbox overflows with queries, I wonder if some folks are hitting send a little too quickly. So I’m sharing some advice for the queries that haven’t yet been sent. After all, the goal is to find the person who’ll champion you and your work for...

Teen Fuse Launches Today!

In honor of the launch of Short Fuse Publishing’s new Teen Fuse imprint, award-winning author Douglas Rees, whose four teen historical novels are the initial titles for Teen Fuse, shares his thoughts on the relevance and marketability of historical fiction...

Workshops vs. Pitch Fests

I do a lot of conferences, and I just returned from the wonderful four-day Tomales Bay Manuscript Bootcamp, one of several annual workshops put on by Writing by Writers in Northern California. Such events are most often exhausting, and I’m not saying this was any...

Interview with HELLO, I LOVE YOU author Katie M. Stout!

It’s always exciting when an author’s debut book gets published. Yesterday, Katie M. Stout’s first book, HELLO, I LOVE YOU (St. Martin’s Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books), came out. It’s doubly exciting because I remember getting the query for...

Amazon Names Most Well-Read Cities

For the fifth year, Amazon has shared a slice of its massive database of statistics and named the top 20 most well-read cities in America.  Guess what? Seattle, home of Amazon.com, is the most well-read city in America. They read the most Kindle books as well,...