Tuesday, February 26, 2013

ZERO SEPARATION Reviewed on BookLoons.com

Phil Donlay's ZERO SEPARATION was reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth on BookLoons.com.

"Suspense builds with every page and just when the reader is sure it can't get any more exciting – it does! Anthrax, countless dead bodies, intrigue, espionage, a hint of terrorists, an angry wife, a plot to die for; and great characters carry the story."

To read the full review, click here.


I'm excited to announce that my client Lily Gardner's book, A BITCH CALLED HOPE, is being featured by Barnes & Noble as one of its "Nook First" books.  Lily's book is now also available across all other digital retail platforms.

To see A BITCH CALLED HOPE featured on B&N, click here.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


My client Mia Thompson's book STALKING SAPPHIRE is now available for preorder on iTunes.

Sapphire Dubois is a reluctant, 20-year-old heiress living in Beverly Hills. By day she keeps up appearances, but by night she's a vigilante, who has made it her mission to stalk and trap serial killers and turn them over to the police. The police have nicknamed her the "Serial Catcher" and are trying to apprehend her. She meets her real match, however, in a serial killer named Raphael, who begins to stalk her.  He believes serial killers help cleanse humanity and he wants to punish her for disrupting the natural order of things. When Raphael begins to taunt and stalk her, the police officer hunting the Serial Catcher (the one she's just had a one-night stand with) is assigned to protect her, confounding matters. Sapphire soon finds herself in a race against the clock to save an innocent victim of Raphael's, realizing too late she's just walked into a trap set to capture her.

To purchase STALKING SAPPHIRE, click here.

Mia is just finishing Book Two in the series, SILENCING SAPPHIRE.

MORE FORENSICS AND FICTION Nominated For Agatha And Edgar

We are excited to announce that D.P. Lyle's book MORE FORENSICS AND FICTION has been nominated for both an Agatha and Edgar Award!

Kimberley Cameron Interview With Writer's Digest

Ricki Schultz, a guest columnist for Writer's Digest, interviewed Kimberley about the publishing industry.

To read Kimberley's interview, click here.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

San Francisco's 10th Anniversary Writer's Conference

Dear Readers,

Our agency will be attending the conference at the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco this weekend.  We look forward to meeting you and hearing of your writing endeavors.  Two of our new agents, Amy Cloughley and Pooja Menon will be "shadowing"Liz and I as we speak on panels, and speed date with you on Sunday!  We are having an incredibly busy and successful year already, and we will also be attending the Book Expo in NYC in May, as well as making the editorial rounds.  I have officially now become a "mentor" as I remember the words of my beloved past partner Dorris Halsey.  "Let's be realistic and do the impossible..."  Dreams are meant to be fulfilled, and it is our hope that we can touch the lives of writers and make a difference.



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

HIDING GLADYS Reviewed on MyShelf.com

HIDING GLADYS, the first in the series of Cleo Cooper mysteries, was reviewed on MyShelf.com.

"This was a fast read with quirky characters who held my attention. It was exhilarating to be out in the open with Cleo. I felt like I was with her making her grid and fighting bad guys. Having a dog named Tulip didn’t hurt either. The plot will keep you guessing," says reviewer Cheryl Green.

To read the full review of HIDING GLADYS, click here.

Interview With Elizabeth Kracht

Literary Agent Elizabeth Kracht

I had an opportunity to answer a few interview questions for Amy Trueblood, the author of a blog titled "Chasing the Crazies." I really enjoy doing interviews like this because I know how difficult it is for writers to get professional feedback on their work. I hope you enjoy the interview and that it gives you some perspective on your work as you look toward finding an agent to represent you.

To read my interview with Amy Trueblood, click here.

NetGalley Review for YESTERDAY'S ECHO

Cheryl Kravetz reviewed Matt Coyle's YESTERDAY'S ECHO on NetGalley.  
"I can't wait for YESTERDAY'S ECHO to be released so I can introduce Matt Coyle to our readers.  YESTERDAY'S ECHO is one of the best books of this season," Kravetz said.

Kimberley Is Making Deals!

Publishers Marketplace announced two of Kimberley's recent deals.

In the Thriller category, Kimberley made a three-book deal with Mary Cummings at Diversion Books for author Earl Merkel's FIRE OF THE PROPHET, and its prequel FINAL EPIDEMIC. Diversion will also republish Merkel's DIRTY FIRE, a novel previously published by Signet.

In the Mystery/Crime category, Kimberley made another three-book deal for author TJ O'Connor, whose book DYING TO KNOW was sold to Terri Bischoff at Midnight Ink for publication in Fall/Winter 2013.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

On the Lookout

I have always been a fan of research. I like to be prepared, find out the facts, make a plan, and crunch the numbers. It’s my practical side in the fabulously creative world of literary pursuit. That is why I am always impressed when authors send queries referencing my bio or specifying why they singled out our agency to contact. It lets me know that they took the time to compare my proclivities with their projects and found a match. When my client Allen Eskens (@aeskens) first started corresponding with our agency, he mentioned, “I am particularly interested in your agency because of its strong emphasis on mystery and thriller novels.”  Right on! Our agents have a wide range of interests that might be in line with your manuscript, and I am actively looking for more great matches. So…bring me your smart, compelling protagonist. Your sharp wit. Your vivid settings. I can’t wait to get lost in the world you create on the page. With readers like me, the research pays off.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Writers Forensic Blog: Top 25 Forensic Science Blogs of 2012

We are excited to announce that D.P. Lyle's forensic blog has been selected as one of the Top 25 Forensic Science Blogs of 2012 by TopCriminalJusticeDegrees.org.

D.P. says he is honored to be in such good company.  Click here to see the list of blogs.

D.P. Lyle's blog is a great resource for authors.