Tag Archive | agents

Packing List

Packing List

Realm Makers is this week. It starts Thursday with the Early Bird session. Traveling from a small town in the Southwest, my journey begins Tuesday morning with a shuttle ride, an all-day stay at the airport, and a red-eye flight. There are a couple of other people who are also arriving early on Wednesday. I’ve […]

Top Three Tips for Talking to Agents and Editors

Top Three Tips for Talking to Agents and Editors

I just got back from the annual Realm Makers writers’ conference, where I had the opportunity to pitch my manuscripts to agents. Plenty of other people have posted about how awesome Realm Makers is and why you should go, so I won’t do that except to say it is and you should. But one of […]

Marcher Lord Press sold

Marcher Lord Press sold

The Christian Speculative Fiction community has been all a-flutter this week over news that Jeff Gerke, founder of Marcher Lord Press, sold the five-year-old company to Steve Laube. Here’s a roundup. Laube is a literary agent with an appreciation for Christian Speculative Fiction, having represented Bryan Davis, Sharon Hinck, and Tosca Lee. Gerke intends to […]

Voice

Voice

I know it when I see it. But I must admit I’m not sure I’ve discovered mine. Maybe a writer takes a while to recognize their own voice? Either way, it’s the most elusive skill/trait that I’ve come across in my own development. Which leads me to an article by David Farland.  You can read […]

Conference Appointment Jitters

Conference Appointment Jitters

Did you realize that the Realm Makers 2013 conference is less than a month away. In fact, just over TWO weeks away? This is about the time my nerves start hitting overdrive. Seriously. I’m particularly nervous and excited about this conference because it will be all writers in the speculative fiction genre. People who write […]

Why Christian SpecFic writers should skip the agent hunt

Why Christian SpecFic writers should skip the agent hunt

Conventional wisdom says writers “must” find an agent first. Since I covered the stock market for several years, you’d think I would have learned that conventional wisdom is often untrustworthy. Nevertheless, I spent several years hunting for an agent for my grownup Christian fantasy series. Figuring if I were going to start, I might as […]

Alara finds a home

Alara finds a home

Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.—James 1:4 I’ve been working on Alara’s Call for longer than I care to admit, but now my most persistent heroine has found a home. I’m thrilled to tell you that OakTara gave me a four-book contract for The Prophet’s […]

When editors owe writers a reply

When editors owe writers a reply

I’m sure every member of NAF, and plenty of our readers, can share a “never heard back from the editor” story. If not, they have one about an agent. Let me be clear. I am not talking about query letters. If I send a query to an agent or editor, I no more expect a […]