Showing posts from May, 2021

You Are A Story (Repost)

How do you view people? I didn't have much interest in people as a kid. Once I discovered books (kindergarten, guys), the life within them seemed more real than the bustle around me. I cared for and liked people but I didn't really see them as interesting. Until I landed a job at my local newspaper. As a freelancer, my editor expected a story on a person every two weeks to grace our Neighbors section, and it needed to be interesting. The story was supposed to focus on a local resident's unique skill or talent.  I was blind, not understanding, wondering how I could find these "special" people. My editor forever changed my perspective. He told me every person has something unique, something special about themselves, even if they don't know it. It was my job to find that slant and spotlight it.  Now everyone I meet I'm full of curiosity about. Who are they? What's their story? Where have they been and where are they going? If you were a story, what g

The Query That Worked (UPDATE and Repost)

This was originally posted in 2014!! Now Dylan has a new book coming out with #Hatchette books! ( How Sweet It Is ) Super exciting, and not a paranormal, which proves that when it comes to writing #queries, she still rocks. Look at this gorgeous cover! Back to the past...Thank you to #author Dylan Newton who shared the #query that landed me my first contract for Love On The Range on her blog today! Dylan is a great person who writes wonderful paranormal romances! In fact, I'm looking forward to reading her next book when it releases! If you want to check out my interview and query, here is the link: You can check out Dylan's books on Amazon or at her website . Have you written a #query yet? How did it fare in the terrifying world of #publishing??