New Agents on QueryTracker.net
Andy Ross of the Andy Ross Literary Agency represents nonfiction exclusively.
David Fugate of Launchbooks Literary Agency also represents nonfiction exclusively.
So does Gillian MacKenzie of the Gillian MacKenzie Agency.
Amanda Cardinale of The Park Literary Group represents both fiction and nonfiction. Her fiction interests include women's and multicultural fiction, family sagas, historical fiction, and short story collections.
Erika Recordon at the Robin Straus Agency represents literary fiction and narrative nonfiction.
Fantasy author David Eddings passed away this week at the age of 77. According to author Stephen Hunt, Eddings "paved the way for a whole generation of doorstopper sized fantasy series." Read more here .
The Guide to Literary Agents blog tackles the question: What are the best writers' conferences in the US?
The Great American Pitchfest in Los Angeles is only one week away! Pitchfest is a free one-day "screenwriting conference with more than 30 free classes" and opportunities to pitch ideas and shows to industry executives. Find out more here.
.Fangs, Fur, and Fey asked what readers want to see on a writer's website. Lots of readers answered! You'll find inspiration (and some great caveats) in the comments. (And of course I have to put in a mention for Purple Squirrel web design if you should need a site and don't feel like designing it yourself.)
Borders books has launched a new sf/f blog called Babel Clash. Nothing too exciting going on right now, but if you're a Kim Harrison fan, check it out. She's one of the bloggers.
Have a great weekend, and we'll see you next week!
Dr. Carolyn Kaufman is a clinical psychologist and professor residing in Columbus, Ohio. A published writer, she runs Archetype Writing: Psychology for Fiction Writers and an associated blog. She is often quoted by the media as an expert resource.