As you know, I’ve been sending out queries – those hard to write, but oh-so-important letters to agents TRYING to garner interest in my YA novel. To understand queries, and…

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I just finished a YA book called, The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga. I stumbled across his website and read the first chapter. It is…

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Reviews

Here I was wondering what to blog about and this shows up in the InBox – Dear Ms. Tyre: Thank you so much for your patience while I’ve had your…

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I like YA. That’s just how I roll. But recently I found a Jodi Picoult novel on my bookshelf, courtesy I’m sure of my mother-in-law an avid reader, and decided…

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Writing

is not accurate. Writers always say, “it’s MAKING the time to write.” You know, writers can be annoying. Anyway, I’m trying to MAKE more time to write this week. It…

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Writing

I was lamenting to a friend that my daughter and I had a very tough day of homeschooling this week. You can lead a kid to homework, but you can’t…

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Writing

depressing. I was going to blog about a cool website I found, but then I got this in the In-Box: Thank you for thinking of me with this project; I…

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The agent responded to MY response, (if agents don’t understand the need to drink, no one does) with another nice email. She encouraged me to revise carefully and get in…

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Agents

is still a NO. Lisa, Thank you so much for sending along THE JUNKMAN’S DAUGHTER. There is so much to love about this manuscript. The voice pulled me in right…

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Rejection

I’m involved in two critique groups, and I think they are INTEGRAL┬áto my success as a writer. I use the term “success” loosely. While I’ve not been published (YET!) I…

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