Conferences–What Are They Good For?

I’ve just had the good fortune to go to two conferences in a two-week period, and get to see clients at both of them. This in itself makes me inordinately happy. It’s not at all unusual for an agent and his/her client to never meet in person. So to get to...

Welcome Holly R. Hughes to the Fuse Family

During the 2016 Pitch2Pub contest, I came across a YA manuscript by Holly Hughes that I mostly loved. I was completely enthralled by about seventy-five percent of it and saw a lot of potential. The other twenty-five percent wasn’t quite ready for prime time, but...

Welcome Joni Pope to the Fuse Family

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a literary agent in possession of vintage Sweet Valley books, who grew up reading as much Judy Blume and Jerry Spinelli as she could get her hands on, must be in want of some clients who write great contemporary middle...

Interview with client Lauren Allbright about her DIY book tour!

Lauren Allbright’s debut middle grade novel was published by Aladdin/Simon & Schuster in June. Recently, she embarked on her own DIY book tour called the “Just Show Up” book tour (#justshowupbooktour). Today we’re talking to Lauren about...