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May 31, 2017

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We've made it! It's the final post in my series on how I got an agent and book deal. Thanks for sticking with me. Now onto the exciting part!

My first offer of representation was via email from Hillary Jacobson at the incredible ICM Partne...

May 8, 2017

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You're still with me? Great! Let's continue.

I should've been excited for my first Pitch Wars request, but instead I was filled with dread. I mistakenly thought the mentors made their decision on who to mentor based off the first chapter, query and a syn...

May 1, 2017

Part One

Last week I began the story of my publishing journey. Settle in folks, because we still have a ways to go… 

At the end of 2014, I’d shelved my first complete manuscript, DREAM OF ME, and turned my attention to a significantly better manuscript, my YA fantasy, S...

April 24, 2017

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I’ve long dreamed of the day I could write this post. The day I could write the words:

My book is going to be published!!!

No, I'm not crying, there's something in my eye...

But it's been difficult to put fingers to the keyboard and actually wr...

April 23, 2016

Ever since I was a child, I've loved maps. They weren’t merely a tool for visualizing a fictional land, but something tactile to help transport me into the world I was reading about. The maps further connected me to the story, allowing me to imagine how I would travers...

April 1, 2016

The process of writing a book is different for all writers. Some begin with a character or a voice which begs to be written. But for me, it’s the whisper of a concept—either the idea of fictional world, or an impossible scenario my characters will find themselves in. A...

October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween everyone! As you probably know, Halloween is one of my favourite times of year. Although I grew up in Australia, I spent some of my formative years in the USA, which is why I believe Halloween is a justified celebration. In the States, we’d visit a pump...

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