Author Interview: Rachel Greenlaw

Good morning, folks!

Today, I have an interview with the lovely Rachel Greenlaw. We met when I put out a call asking to start a query support group — you may know us as the Llamasquad!

I get so excited when I get to share a Llama success story. Rachel signed with Ann Leslie Tuttle of Dystel, Goderich & Bourret a few months back for her YA and MG fantasy stories. Now let’s dive in and learn a bit more about Rachel!

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AMM Feedback Roundup

Hi everyone!

This post is coming to you on Friday so that I could have a bit of time to round up some of the common mistakes I saw in my Author Mentor Match submissions inbox. These are just my observations, and they may not apply to your book/query/synopsis. Or maybe it does! Nothing to fear–just some notes that may help you edit.

When I read through submissions, I read every query and then decided if I was a good fit or not for the project. After that, I’d read the synopsis. If the plot sounded solid, I would read some pages. If the pages held up, I requested a full. My time was very limited, so I was very picky.

AND I did find a mentee!!! A wonderful one!! Definitely go say hi to Abigail Welborn over on Twitter. Her dancing magic book is marvelous and yummy and deals with such interesting themes. I can’t wait to dig deeper into the book!

And now, without further ado, my AMM Feedback Roundup…

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Author Interview: Elora Cook

Happy Tuesday!

Today, I’m sharing an interview with a friend of mine from the query trenches. Elora Cook is a picture of endurance and strength, and her story has inspired me so much. One of the best parts of having a writer friend is seeing them get a big success–and that recently happened for Elora! She’s now represented by agent Sabrina Taitz of WME!

Read on to learn about how Elora persevered and what she learned on the journey to finding her agent!

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What 2019 Taught Me About Being a Writer

Hi everyone!

2019 is almost drawing to a close, and SO much has happened for me this year. As this blog is largely a place for me to reflect and give advice on writing, this year-in-review will also be focused on that.

I was in the query trenches for a good portion of 2019 and I wrote and revised several books this year. Follow me below as I reflect on some of the things I learned this year…

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