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Why I'm Upgrading to Pictures (August 20, 2017)

For a long time now, I've felt that words alone aren't sufficient for the stories I want to convey. More »

Writing in the Age of Entertainment Overload (June 1, 2017)

In the publishing world today, there is only one "good" story: the unputdownable story. More »

How to Stay Sane in an Insane Industry (February 2, 2017)

How do we keep writing, keep hoping, keep sending those query letters to their doom, instead of burning our lucky writing pencils in abject despair? More »

Query Faux Pas (November 3, 2014)

I am usually a meticulous person. I double-check the spelling of every word I type, fuss over every pixel I design, and inventory the contents of my purse every time I step out to pick up some milk. More »

The Waiting Game (October 3, 2014)

Some people are very bad at playing the waiting game. I am one of those people. More »

Thoughts on Querying Agents (September 9, 2014)

On Sunday night I began querying agents to pitch Kagemusha. By Tuesday morning, I already had two form rejections in my inbox. More »

Agents: Rumors vs. Reality (February 23, 2014)

I queried literary agents for the first time in my freshman year of college. I had spent my senior year of high school writing a very confused novel about a girl who goes insane. "Terrible" doesn't begin to describe it. Sweetie found it on an old memory drive, skimmed a few pages, and asked me if I was high on drugs when I wrote it. "No," I said, "but close—I was writing under the influence of adolescence." More »

The Nefarious Blurb (July 31, 2012)

Back in elementary school, catalogs were a thing of wonder. I carefully examined every one that arrived in the mail, though I could rarely have any of the products in them...with the exception of the Scholastic catalog. More »

I Beat the Brontes (June 12, 2012)

My life feels like it's been hanging in suspended animation for the past couple of days. I threw everything I had into one last-ditch effort to rescue Bubbles Pop from the dark recesses of one million plus rankings right before I was liberated from the clutches of KDP Select. More »