Category Archives: query

happy 2017

I’ve been busy, notwithstanding my bad habit of neglecting my blog. During the last half of September and the first part of October, I reworked my query letter before plunging into more revisions on the ms for The Door to … Continue reading

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keeping busy while querying

Thanks to a bout of insomnia at 4 a.m., this morning I put the finishing touches on my second text for a picture book (I finished the first one, Gooseberry Pie, last week). The ms for Kaleidoscope Girl is rewrite of … Continue reading

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living the dream

I’m just two and a half weeks into querying, which means I’ve barely begun to experience what all my published friends warn me is at best an incredibly protracted process. Before now, waiting has never been my strong suit. In … Continue reading

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it never hurts to ask

Back in June, I attended my niece’s graduation on Orcas Island. Orcas is located in the upper northwest corner of Washington State and recently gained some exposure as the setting for Kelli Estes’ debut, The Girl Who Wrote in Silk. … Continue reading

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radio silence

I’ve been ignoring my blog. No excuses, because they’re all lame. It’s such a deeply ingrained pattern at this point, I’m not sure I’ve got the bandwidth to break myself of it. And frankly, writing several different versions of a … Continue reading

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