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Query Letters

I’ve been writing query letters for a while now, so you’d think I have it down. Yet its important to adjust to changes in personnel, technology and industry expectations, I found… 22 more words

Royce Buckingham

What it's really like to be an author

My cousin, author Julie Christine Johnson, posted this graphic on her Facebook page awhile ago.

Boy, does it ever resonate with me. I’m inching my way to the finish line of my second book and have actually completed my first children’s book. 148 more words

Cindy Hval

Bo's Cafe Life Interview of Literary Agent Janet “Query Shark” Reid

This inerview was originally posted in 2011. The information is still relevant today.

Query Letters Suck

March 10th 2017

Query letters suck.

There’s no denying that. It’s like, how do you condense a 75,000 word novel into two measly paragraphs? I understand a query letter is supposed to be your sales pitch; it’s supposed to draw the potential audience in. 1,363 more words


So It Begins...

So this week I’m going to talk briefly about querying, a subject that sends many an author running in fear. Yes, querying sucks. Yes, writing query letters and synopses suck. 392 more words

Waiting game

Still playing the query waiting game. My thumbs have become quite good at twiddling. I could be a competitive thumb-twiddling champion.

Six weeks have passed since I sent this book’s first query. 283 more words


Getting Attention with Your Query Letter

If you’ve researched querying agents and editors, you already know that how difficult it can be. Agents and editors get hundreds and hundreds of queries, and it can be hard for any one query to stand out. 601 more words

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