Alma Fullerton offers new interviews with authors Karleen Bradford, Dianne Ochiltree, Katy Duffield, and Robin Friedman. She also offers a new interview with agent Scott Treimel.
Here’s a peek at Scott’s: “Editors, once authors’ in-house protectors, are themselves often treading water, beholden to marketing and sales executives, and often job hopping as a result. An author needs an advocate inside the industry, and that’s an agent.” Read the whole interview.
Alma’s books include In the Garage (Red Deer, 2006) and Walking on Glass (Harper, 2007).
“Chatting with Cynthia Leitich Smith” from Hello Ma’am. A look into the writing of Tantalize (Candlewick, 2007). The interview is mirrored at Melissa’s MySpace blog.
“Shop Talk Tuesday with Cynthia Leitich Smith” from Laura Bowers at Writing Without the Reins. Light and entertaining, beauty-shop style chat. Laura is the debut author of Beauty Shop for Rent (Harcourt, 2007), which is highly recommended.
Thanks to Sara’s Holds Shelf for the rave about Tantalize (Candlewick, 2007). Sara says: “Don’t read this book on an empty stomach! I’m serious. In the very first paragraph of the first chapter, we find Quincie, our heroine, eating fettuccine with scallops and garlic. I think my mouth actually started watering at that point.” As a vampire-restaurant novelist, I can think of no higher praise! Read the whole recommendation.
Author Interview: Cynthia Leitich Smith from Alma Fullerton. Here’s taste: “Writing fiction seemed a tremendous indulgence against great odds. It was something I’d do someday. But it slowly occurred to me that many people ‘someday’ their way through their entire lives. The only way to make dreams a reality is to commit to them fully.” Read the whole interview.
Agent Interview: Nathan Bransford of Curtis Brown from Alma Fullerton. Nathan is looking to see “Anything original with a great plot.” Read the whole interview.
Agent Interview: Dan Lazar of Writers House from Alma Fullerton. Of today’s children’s market, Dan says: “From what I can tell, it’s become more and more of a ‘business’ and less and less of a quaint ‘club.’ Which is not necessarily a bad or good thing, but it’s a dynamic that affects how we all work.” Read the whole inteview.
Author Alma Fullerton is now offering interviews! Learn more about authors Amy Goldman Koss, Linda Joy Singleton, Verla Kay, Judy Gregerson, and Sherry Garland. See also interviews with Red Deer Press editor Peter Carver and agent Stephen Barbara of the the Donald Maass Literary Agency in Manhattan.
Here’s a sneak peek from Stephen Barbara’s interview: “Make it an absolute law not to allow negative people and influences into your life. You simply can’t afford to squander your mental energy on pessimistic, disbelieving thinking of any kind,especially since, as an aspiring author, you’ll have to deal with rejection and indifference before that happy day when you get your first contract.”
Alma’s books include In the Garage (Red Deer, 2006).
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Thanks to the following bloggers for cheering the release of my YA gothic fantasy novel Tantalize (Candlewick, 2007): D.L. Garfinkle; A Chair, A Fireplace, and A Tea Cozy; Blog Central Guide; What’s HOT in YA Lit.