Agent Interview: James McGowan

A surefire way to determine an agent is the best fit for your manuscript/writing career is by learning everything you can about them. Such information is great when choosing who to query and deciding who you’d love to work long term with. As a site dedicated to guiding writers through the publication journey, we’ve putContinue reading “Agent Interview: James McGowan”

#DVPit Most Iconic Tweets

Because this August 1st and 2nd 2022 is the DVPit Season in the writing community, and because Lucia is a total geek for all things publishing success stories, here are some of the most successful #DVPit pitches. Both in the sense that they got the authors agents and also launched the authors’ successful writing careers!Continue reading “#DVPit Most Iconic Tweets”

R&R: My Experience

Last week, while I was brainstorming which theme I should write about for this post, I worked on the edition of an interview I did with author Anna Orenstein-Cardona for the Las Musas blog. During our conversation, we talked about Anna’s soon to be published picture book, The Tree of Hope, and she also sharedContinue reading “R&R: My Experience”

My 2nd Book is Getting Published!

Today I’m happy to share the news that my 2nd picture book is getting published! The announcement was officially made last Thursday on Publisher’s Weekly and on Friday I got to share about it on my social media. It made my day to read all the wonderful and encouraging messages that were left on myContinue reading “My 2nd Book is Getting Published!”

A Piece of Myself

One of the things I love the most about being a writer is the piece of myself that goes into every one of my picture book stories. By doing this, a very special connection is created with each manuscript in a unique way. Over the past two years I have created several stories. One ofContinue reading “A Piece of Myself”

Brighter than the sun

The title of this post might be a little contradictory with what I really want to discuss.  Toxic positivity in the writing community. The reason I chose this topic it’s because I saw some tweets, and it made me realize we don’t talk about this enough. Toxic positivity is seeing only the positive in everythingContinue reading “Brighter than the sun”

Full Manuscript Request: Packaging. Packaging. Packaging.

One of the most exciting emails a writer can get is a manuscript request! Whoop! It doesn’t matter if it’s a partial manuscript request (the first fifty pages), or a full manuscript request (*screams*). Once you get that email from an agent that starts off reading like a rejection but ends with a sentence of howContinue reading “Full Manuscript Request: Packaging. Packaging. Packaging.”

Finding Comparison Titles

For an author, finding the right comparison titles for a query letter is almost as important as editing the manuscript to perfection. There seem to be a lot of rules thrown around about finding comparison titles and often it can seem impossible to find the right comparison titles for your book. I have been toldContinue reading “Finding Comparison Titles”

AUPQ: How Do You Feel About Form Responses To Queries?

Before we delve in, we are hosting a Giveaway on Path2pub with Lit Agent Nina Leon giving a query letter critique. She’s also doing a wonderful interview with her client on the agenting process! So send your letter and inform your friends! A second place prize will be receiving a query critique from we theContinue reading “AUPQ: How Do You Feel About Form Responses To Queries?”

Overcoming Writer’s Block

I have seen so many writers on Twitter lately only talking about their publishing triumphs and while I’m so very excited for them and all their successes, I can’t help but wonder why all of us aren’t as transparent about our struggles. No matter what stage of the publishing process you might be at, allContinue reading “Overcoming Writer’s Block”