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new client: Dawn Cook/Kim Harrison!

kim-harrisonIt is with great pleasure that I welcome author Dawn Cook aka Kim Harrison to my client list! I’m very much looking forward to working with her on her future books!

Perhaps most well-known for her urban fantasy Hollows series featuring Rachel Morgan, Dawn has also written YA, traditional fantasy, graphic novels, and a one-of-a-kind world book. Her most recent release on November 22nd was THE OPERATOR, the second book in her Peri Reed Chronicles. And, of course, I’m also very excited about her upcoming prequel to the Hollows, THE TURN (you can read Chapter 1 over on her blog). The book hits the shelves in February.

welcome to new client Seth Dickinson

I am so very thrilled to announce that Seth Dickinson has agreed to allow me to represent his novel and future works. He writes science fiction and fantasy and his short fiction has appeared or will soon appear in Clarkesworld, Analog, Strange Horizons, Lightspeed, and Beneath Ceaseless Skies, among others.

His most recently released story can be read free online at Clarkesworld: Morrigan in the Sun Glare. There’s also an audio version read by the amazing Kate Baker.

For those playing along in the query wars, Seth’s original contact to me was a traditional query which followed my guidelines exactly and included a query letter, the first five pages of his novel, and a synopsis.

welcome to new client Samuel Boyd Taylor

Sometimes there are things that happen unexpectedly and really quite put everything else in perspective.

In a tale stranger than fiction…..

Two weeks ago I sent an email offering to discuss representation to author Samuel Boyd Taylor for his historical fantasy novel. Several days passed with no response but there had been bad weather in his area so I wondered if perhaps he’d lost power and/or internet access. I sent a followup and shortly thereafter received an enthusiastic reply agreeing to set up a time to chat on the phone. It was during that chat that Sam revealed that the same day, just a few hours after I’d emailed my offer, his house caught fire. Six firetrucks fought the flames for over an hour but from the pictures I’ve seen, the house seems pretty much totaled. Thankfully, Sam, his family, and their pets are all safe and sound and have a warm place to sleep.

There’s that perspective I mentioned. It reminds me to appreciate my blessings.

For those of you playing along at home, Sam’s original contact to me was a traditional query. And it followed the guidelines exactly. It had a query letter with pitch, the first five pages, and a synopsis. I responded to this a week later with a request for a partial and then eventually with a request for a full, which I ended up passing on with a very long letter of feedback (some several pages if I recall correctly) and an invitation to resubmit if he should choose to revise. Time passed. And suddenly this fall, without any warning, I was thrilled to receive a fully revised manuscript in my inbox. He did an amazing job with the revisions and I’m privileged to welcome him aboard!