Who is your agent?
Can I get a copy of your books for reviewing purposes?
For ALL THE STARS AND TEETH, you can reach out to my publicist to request: firstname.lastname@example.org
For BELLADONNA, you can reach out to: email@example.com
Are you open to events/signings/talks/etc?
Absolutely. Please get in contact with me
Where can I buy your books?
Can I buy a signed copy?
I periodically sign copies of my books through Mysterious Galaxy bookstore, and you can even get them personalized when you pre order a new book. To see if they have any in stock, I recommend giving them a call.
Are your books available in other countries?
Yes! I recommend clicking here to check out where each of my books are currently available. So far, my books are published in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Russia, Spain, Latin America, Germany France, and Bulgaria.
How do you get an agent?
By cold querying! The traditional way to get an agent is by writing a manuscript, revising it until your eyes bleed, and then creating a query letter. You email that query letter and requested sample pages to an agent, then cross your fingers and hope for the best. A great way to find information out about agents is by visiting agency sites and MSWL to see what books they’re looking for. Also, a great way to start is by looking in the acknowledgments of similar books to yours and seeing who the author’s agent is.
What is a query?
A query is the one page teaser about your book that you send to agents! I’ll write a blog post about this one day. In the meantime, I recommend checking out Susan Dennard’s advice (she gives some of the best and most detailed advice about all parts of the writing process), as well as Query Shark.
The one piece of advice I find myself giving over and over about queries is to make sure the stakes are there. Unlike a synopsis, you’re not telling everything that happens. The info you want is: who is your mc (main character), what do they want, who/what is stopping them from getting it, and what doesn’t happen if they get it?
What is Pitch Wars?
It is an amazing contest created by fairy godmother Brenda Drake. I was selected for in 2016, and though I did not get my agent from that manuscript, that contest changed my life. It’s a competitive contest, but I HIGHLY suggest all querying writers enter it. You can read more about it here and here.
This contest has helped many writers find their agents, and it has also produced millions of dollars in book deals.
Can you read my book/be my CP?
Unfortunately my schedule does not allow for this, but I think critique partners and beta readers are so incredible, and I highly encourage you to keep searching for the perfect one!