Writing and Life: What I’ve been doing for the last year

Image by Pexels.com Now that I've fully transferred my site over to a new server and have re-posted all my old blogs, I thought I'd give you an update about what's been going on with me for the last several months. This post will probably be a little all over the place because I'm summing…

Arena 3: A Follow-up Message to my Readers

*This post was originally published on August 29, 2017. It's been a little over a month since I released the post about all the changes in my life, how I nearly gave up on writing, and about the Arena series getting dropped by my publisher. If you haven't read it yet, here's the link. Since…

The Query that Landed Me a NY Agent and Big Five Publisher

You asked for it. By popular demand, here it is: the query for my novel ARENA. Look, I'll be the first to admit it's not perfect, but it still bagged me several requests from agents, an offer of representation, and a two-book deal with Ace (Penguin). In less than six months. That's right. I started querying…

A Starting Guide to Query Letters

First of all, let me start off by saying I am in no way an expert on query letters. The one that landed me an agent went through roughly thirty rewrites. Yes, you read that right. Not three. Thirty. Some writers believe the query letter takes more time and effort than the entire manuscript itself.…