Sunday, February 21, 2016

Mary Is Closing To Queries March 1st-August 1st

I will be closing to queries as of March 1st until August 1st. 
Current query stats: All initial submissions have been responded to up to February 1st. If you queried before then and did not hear back, please resubmit via the form on my submissions page before March 1st.

During this hiatus I hope to respond to every full request of the 40 (+/- those that will trickle in while I’m closed) that are currently sitting in my to-read pile. I apologize to those who have been waiting since the end of November, and I appreciate your patience.

If I requested something from you at a conference, during #divpit or #pitmad, or WD Bootcamp, I will still consider your submission during this time. Use my email address that I gave you at the time to query.

Thank you all for your professionalism in this process and I look forward to reading all of your work!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Danny Gardner featured on Digging Through the Fat

Author Danny Gardner has been featured in Digging Through the Fat's conversation series! Click here to read the full interview.

His latest, A Nergo and an Ofay, is available for purchase as well. Visit Danny's website for more information.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Great review of Shannon Kirk's Method 15/33 in French newspaper

Shannon Kirk has been featured in 20 Minutes, an online French newspaper. Click here to read the review.

Note: the article is, of course, entirely in French!

Take a four-week course with author Joe Clifford!

Mystery writer Joe Clifford is offering a comprehensive four-week course through It's open to anyone interested, so click here to sign up!

Some course objectives include:
  • Learn how to bring together structure, pacing and motivation to create a narrative with a clear endpoint.
  • Assess the strategies for getting words down on the page so you can start to answer the key questions about your story.
  • Apply the techniques other writers use to your own work and learn how to create a connected, casual narrative.
  • Look at the options for selling your work and how to create a relationship between audience and author.

Visit Joe's website for more information on his latest novels.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Cover reveal for Emily Carpenter's BURYING THE HONEYSUCKLE GIRLS

Althea Bell is still heartbroken by her mother’s tragic, premature death—and tormented by the last, frantic words she whispered into young Althea’s ear: Wait for her. For the honeysuckle girl. She’ll find you, I think, but if she doesn’t, you find her.
Adrift ever since, Althea is now fresh out of rehab and returning to her family home in Mobile, Alabama, determined to reconnect with her estranged, ailing father. While Althea doesn’t expect him, or her politically ambitious brother, to welcome her with open arms, she’s not prepared for the chilling revelation of a grim, long-buried family secret. Fragile and desperate, Althea escapes with an old flame to uncover the truth about her lineage. Drawn deeper into her ancestors’ lives, Althea begins to unearth their disturbing history…and the part she’s meant to play in it.
Gripping and visceral, this unforgettable debut delves straight into the heart of dark family secrets and into one woman’s emotional journey to save herself from a sinister inheritance.