The Query Letter for All Your Twisted Secrets

The Query Letter for All Your Twisted Secrets

Today I wanted to offer my blog readers a behind-the-scenes look at my publishing process, and show you my query letter for All Your Twisted Secrets. In case you’re not familiar, authors send “query letters” when pitching their manuscript to literary...
What It’s Like to Edit Your Book for a Publisher

What It’s Like to Edit Your Book for a Publisher

I’ve regaled you before with my advice for tackling edit letters when revising a novel, which was based on my experience editing for agents and CPs. For the most part, this is still my process. But now that I’ve survived my first round of edits of All Your Twisted...
Thriller Books I Loved as a Teen of the ’90s & ’00s

Thriller Books I Loved as a Teen of the ’90s & ’00s

Lately I’ve been on a bit of a nostalgia kick for my teenage years, from books, to video games, and even the good ol’ Windows ‘95 startup chime. Maybe it’s because the world felt safer (pre-9/11!), the internet felt fresh and exciting (pre-Russian bots!), and it was...
How I Tackle Edit Letters When Revising a Novel

How I Tackle Edit Letters When Revising a Novel

I recently completed a round of edits for my newest novel! Revising a novel can be tricky business. While my process is still fresh in my head, I wanted to share it for anyone who might find it useful, or to satisfy your inexplicable curiosity. I’m 99% sure there is...
My 6 Top Tips for Authors Querying Literary Agents

My 6 Top Tips for Authors Querying Literary Agents

A couple of months ago, I found myself in a conundrum. After trying to get a book deal for years, I was eager to get my books into readers’ hands, so planned to indie-publish my first novel. I even hired a copyeditor and started researching cover designers. I...