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Rest on Your Laurels a Bit…Or NotDecember 2, 2013 · 6 Comments
Did you survive November? To an average non-writing person this question may seem a bit extreme, but to those of us in the writing world we know just how fraught with turmoil November can truly be. Trying to complete a full length novel (Nanowrimo), Write and/or Illustrate thirty ideas for picture books (PiBoldMo and SkADaMo)
How to Write a SynopsisNovember 25, 2013 · 2 Comments
I talk to a lot of writers, and I often get the impression that the act of writing a synopsis is among the most hated of the many tasks required of a working writer. As an agent, I can assure you that, yes, this is something you have to do. I always ask for a
Introduction PostNovember 20, 2013 · 4 Comments
As you may have heard, I’m the new kid on the block here at Foreword. Gordon already did a great job interviewing me two weeks ago, but I thought I’d say hello now that I actually have the keys password to the kingdom! Here are some facts about me: 1. I’m an identical twin,
A Teenage Sherlock Holmes? Yes, please!November 18, 2013 · 25 Comments
Today I announced a humongous six-figure deal for a debut YA author, one Heather W. Petty. Follow her on twitter, folks, @heatherwpetty, because she’s achieved lift off and will be rocketing to fame, of that I have no doubt. Huge book deals are an interesting breed. I happen to love everything Sherlockian, and in light
Reading While You WriteNovember 6, 2013 · 3 Comments
Most of the queries that land in my inbox come from people who seem to genuinely love books, and their writing comes from that and reflects that. Every once in awhile, though, there is someone who seems to write just because, without having read a book in the last 10 years. Here’s the deal, to
Welcome, Emily!November 4, 2013 · 3 Comments
Our family grew by one today. Everyone, welcome Emily S. Keyes to Foreword! Emily will be representing middle grade and young adult children’s books; fantasy, science fiction, women’s fiction and new adult fiction. In non-fiction, she will be representing: pop culture, humor, and all things nerdy. I sat down with Emily over a cup of