Tag: writing

Step Two

Here is my attempt to guide writers and/or illustrators into the wide world of publication. Or, at the very least, in the right direction. Previous posts in this series: Step One: What to do if you want to… Read More

Backing Up a Step

Focusing on author/illustrators, I’m going to try addressing some pre-query considerations to help make the process slightly less nebulous. This information comes from my own experiences, the experiences of agented and/or published friends, advice directly received from editors… Read More

Series Potential

Why do people read series? Probably not because nothing of consequence happened in the first book. I love a good series. I don’t love a bad set-up. There is this wonderful piece of advice that agents float around… Read More

Step One

Once upon a way-back-when, I declared that I would make sure this blog gave writer/illustrators the information that is less common in the publishing blogosphere. That is, information tailored to writer/illustrators—not just picture book folks, either. During that… Read More

The Path to the Mire

This is one of those post-signing, uh, posts that attempts to chronicle how I got to the point of agenthood. In a rainbow nutshell: Total Queries: 18 Rejections: 7 Closed, No Response: 6 Fulls: 5 Passes: 2 Revise… Read More


How I’ve longed to showcase the obligatory Signs Artist-Agent Contract photo. LONG NO MORE. For I am now represented by Linda Camacho of Prospect Agency. WHAT DO I DO. WHO AM I. WHAT IS HAPPENING.      

The Mire

I do write other things apart from THE SPECTACULAR. Once upon a time, I created two characters for THE SPECTACULAR. Wait, I thought this was going to be about not-THE SPECTACULAR? IT IS. IT REALLY IS. Anyway, I… Read More

Being a Writer/Illustrator

Listening to the illicit sounds of 5th of July fireworks. When I was a small, wee, slip of a lass, I went through a period where I made my mom draw for me. It wasn’t that I stopped drawing;… Read More

Breadcrumbs (to Find Your Way)

I guess it wouldn’t be wrong to consider writer/illustrators as a horse of a different color. I don’t know if anyone out there has compiled statistics, but I bet they’d be interesting. They might even prove me wrong!… Read More

The Morass: Letting Go

As I venture into my second R&R, I have one less weapon in my depository. Which is good because this weapon injured no one but myself. I was (well, I’ll always be, because creators always are) way, way, phenomenally way too… Read More