My advanced fiction class started this week and there are several promising new novels in the mix. It is always interesting for me to see, that no matter how many craft classes a writer has taken, there is often the commercial element missing in their presentation.
It seems Washington is a beautiful place, even in late January. Having lived in California most of my life, I naturally thought that the best way to prepare for my twelve days in the Pacific Northwest was to fill my suitcase with thermal shirts, scarves and of course, plenty of flannel.
How to Locate a Literary Agent—a Talk Given at Sacramento Public Library on January 26, 2010 On Tuesday of this week, I gave a talk at the Sacramento Public Library on “How to Locate a Literary Agent.” Here’s what we talked about: Why is an agent important to find? Agents …
I remember exactly when and where I was when I got the call from Andrea Hurst and Amberly Finarelli. It was Tuesday, December 16, 2008 and I was shopping in a toy store. I can recall nearly verbatim what they initially said.