The five QT blog authors have had a great couple of months. Our subscribership here on the QT Blog continues to grow as does the membership on the new and improved main Querytracker site, which now features book publishers in addition to agents.
Most of my posts on this blog are industry related, but today I've decided to bring it closer to home and give you the lowdown on wassup with the QT Blog authors.
Suzette Saxton accepted an offer of representation from Brendan Deneen of FinePrint Literary Management. The project that resulted in the offer is a dark middle-grade mystery called Secret Sisters. Suzette is as amazing as her writing, so this news is the cause of great celebration around here. Congrats, Suz! More about Suzette and her projects can be found on her website and blog.
Elana Johnson's ebook, From the Query to the Call, was released recently--further evidence that she truly is the Query Ninja. Elana will be a guest speaker at the 2010 LDS StoryMakers Conference (Check out the impressive list of folks on the list with her). I love Elana's blog which is a great mix of humor and information. Info on her projects can be found on her website.
Carolyn Kaufman has been busy with final edits on her non-fiction manuscript, NERVOUS BREAKDOWNS AND PSYCHOPATHIC KILLERS: The Writer's Guide to Psychology, represented by Kate Epstein of The Epstein Literary Agency. The book is being published by Quill Driver Books. I've had the honor of reading the edits for the final draft, and the book is an outstanding resource for writing, as is Carolyn's website, Archetype: The Fiction Writer's Guide to Psychology, which has a useful Q&A section where you can ask your own psychology/writing questions. She also has a companion blog. Suzette, Elana, Heather, Pat and I want to give a special shout out to Carolyn for all her hard work as blog administrator and for creating the new look of the QT Blog.
Heather Dyer's women's fiction, The Edge of Memory, represented by Katherine Boyle of the Veritas Literary Agency is on submission with publishers. Heather has a terrific blog and I'm always humbled when I think about the fact she juggles her job as a doctor with writing. She must have found a way to squeeze more hours into the day.
As for me, (Mary Lindsey) my young adult paranormal romance, Soul Purpose, represented by Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency, is on submission with publishers. Fingers crossed. I'm working on a middle grade fantasy/mystery and am hoping to nail down the first 50k of an adult paranormal during NaNoWriMo.
So, that's what we've been doing. How about you? Let us know wassup in the comments.
Have a great week!