How I Got My Literary Agent

My friend Monica sat across the table from me. We noshed Cheesecake Factory bread and butter after having a few drinks during our 1-½ hour wait to be seated. “I still haven’t written the how I got my agent blog post,” I said. “You have to,” she said. Her hair was pulled up and she... Continue Reading →

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things have been challenging

"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ~Maya Angelou 2016 was a very challenging year. I lived with a great deal... Continue Reading →

Jan 21

Happy New Year. I've been sick since Christmas. Can't seem to shake this but no matter that my doctor gave me antibiotics and a seriously strong cough medicine. This illness is slowing my roll and my creativity. I'm in the waiting phase of querying. I wish I could reach out to the awesome agents who... Continue Reading →

PitchSlam Team Obi-Wan and the Wookies

This morning I woke up and found I made the PitchSlam Kimberly Vanderhorst team Obi-Wan and the Wookies and I immediately began shaking and crying tears of happiness. Thank you Pitch Slam Jedi masters for taking the time to create this contest, for reading and critiquing all the entries sharing your feedback and rocking the Force in... Continue Reading →

Promising Pages

I wanted to pass along some information about Promising Pages upcoming "Bookie Awards" where they will be honoring literacy efforts in the Charlotte community. They have categories for local author and local children's author among others. I hope you can help spread the word and perhaps even nominate a deserving person or two. Promising Pages... Continue Reading →

Serendipity

I remember the first time I saw Ben Affleck. I was living in LA and at an IFP West screening of Chasing Amy. The director, Kevin Smith, spoke after the movie. I liked him. Liked the movie- it was pure independent feature and a slice of 1997 saved to film.    I remember liking Jason... Continue Reading →

Resurrecting Sunshine

I met Lisa A. Koosis in a MediaBistro YA class. I'd just moved cross-country and was jacked up on hormones desperately trying to convince my body to stop having miscarriages. So obviously I was stable and a pleasure to meet virtually. I was working my way through my first YA story WHAT DEATH HAS TOUCHED... Continue Reading →

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