Terrific New Blog for Writers!

I have the most amazing clients. This group of authors amazes me on a daily basis – not only with their writing, but with their marketing savvy, their commitment to excellence, their engagement with social media, and the way they network with one another and make our agency feel kind of like a family. So this latest…
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Another Auld Lang Syne

I’m taking the rest of the year off. Happy New Year and see you in 2011!
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Books We Love

I just finished reading The Writing Circle by Corinne Demas (or as one of my friends called it, Literary People Behaving Badly). I loved the book! It’s perfect for writers, particularly anyone who’s ever been part of a writers’ critique group. The author gets inside all these different writers’ heads, deconstructing their jealousies and insecurities,…
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Announcing Winners

of The Forest For the Trees by Betsy Lerner THANKS for entering the drawing, and for all your great tidbits of writing advice! If your name is NOT listed below, here’s where you can buy the book:Buy on AmazonBuy on Barnes and Noble I used a random number generator on and from that, drew…
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Happy Fall

I’m taking a few days off from the blog. Back soon!
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Not Accepting Queries Until Further Notice

“When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.” I’ve been reassessing my client list and workload lately, and have had to make some tough decisions. I’ve decided to stop accepting queries until further notice. This could be two months or it could be the rest of the year.…
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***Closed to Queries***

I will not be accepting any queries in the month of July. Any I receive between now and August 1st will be deleted with no response and you will be blacklisted forever. Just kidding. I’ll delete any queries I receive after today, and hope to hear from you in August! Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent
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School’s Out For Summer

Today’s my kids’ last day of school, so summer is officially starting around our house. I love summer – the hot weather, the vacations, the feeling of “freedom” that I experience vicariously through my kids. When I think of the summers when I was growing up in California, I remember spending days at the beach…
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Late Breaking News

Do the Write Thing for Nashville is raising money to help the flood victims in Nashville. They’re donating the money through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Authors, editors and agents are donating books and services that are being auctioned off to raise money. I’ve contributed a 30-minute phone call. You can bid on it…
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Happy Thanksgiving

Jim Rubart’s series on Marketing Principles wraps up tomorrow. Enjoy your turkey! .
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I’m Adding Some New Genres

Today I’m making a couple of changes in the kinds of books I’m looking for. Those of you who are writing romance, cozy mystery, or female-driven suspense, listen up. Right now I’m specifically seeking previously published authors who are unrepresented but would like to expand and grow their career beyond what they’ve been able to…
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A big thank you to the nearly 180 entrants in my guest blog contest! It wasn’t easy, but I’ve finally had a chance to choose my Guest Bloggers for the rest of the year. (See A Blog Challenge for You.) Here are the guest posts I’ve chosen (twelve instead of ten): Reesha: Christian Art –…
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No blog post today!

Today is Labor Day. Plus, yesterday was my birthday and I’m getting really, really old. Don’t you think I deserve a day off? Yep, I do too. See you tomorrow!.
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New Release!

Today I’m thrilled to congratulate WordServe client Terry Brennan on the release of his first book, The Sacred Cipher (Kregel), an action-packed thriller filled with intrigue and suspense. This book was a long time coming. I first came in contact with Terry’s manuscript 21 months ago, and he was the FIRST person to ever officially…
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I love words.

I love books and publishing and talking incessantly about them.

I love authors and all the intricacies of managing a writing life.

I sell. I negotiate. I coach. I brainstorm.

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