Lynn Vroman and her agent pitched Into the Hollow as Eleanor and Park set in Appalachia. As Eleanor and Park super fans, we were dubious, but the very next line of the query said: “(it's sincerely that good!),” as if they were expecting our skepticism. We dug into the story and were delighted to find that Into the… Continue reading Into the Hollow by Lynn Vroman
It's not every day you get to throw a launch party for a book that's both fun thriller and historical look at legendary serial killer, Jack the Ripper. We had a great time celebrating Benjamin Thomas, and we're so grateful to all who came! Here are the highlights: We held the launch at the gorgeous Provo City… Continue reading Jack Be Quick Party
It was love at first read when we received the query for Del Toro Moon. We hadn't even made it halfway through the requested full when we emailed the author to ask about her career goals, vision for the book, and reasoning behind querying us. And when she responded, we fell in love even more. Darby Karchut is amazing, her… Continue reading Del Toro Moon by Darby Karchut
We're thrilled to announce that we've signed Juan Zapata in a three-book deal, starting with Golden Skies. It's a fast-paced, fantastic series that looks at evolving technology, religious extremism, and one man leaving all he knows to become the man he was meant to be. Juan worked with us over several months and several "revise… Continue reading Golden Skies by Juan Zapata
We're thrilled that Teen Author Boot Camp allowed us to reveal Leigh Statham's new cover for Daughter 4254, the first in a YA science fiction trilogy, at their teen writers conference. You can't beat the enthusiasm of that many teens! Watch the reveal here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcRnbe_dVx4&t=120s Or follow the links to learn more about Daughter 4254 and… Continue reading Daughter 4254 Cover Reveal!
This month we're talking about writing queries. Queries are the cover letter, of sorts, that you as the author send out to agents and editors when your book is ready to be thrust out into the world. Like a cover letter, queries include an intro, where you address the person to whom you are sending… Continue reading
As we ramp up on the short story reading for our anthology submissions, I’ve been thinking about why short stories are so great—especially for authors whose focus is on longer fiction like novels. Next week we’ll talk about short story structure and tips for writing, but today we’ll focus on why writing them matters. Learn… Continue reading Five Reasons Novelists Should Write Short Stories