We want to shout out a huge congrats to our own Mary Lindsey who signed with Philomel/Penguin this week!! Here's her Publisher's Marketplace announcement:
Mary Lindsey's debut Shattered Souls, a dark and dangerous forbidden love story about a Speaker who helps lingering ghosts pass to the spirit world and the Protector who has pledged to serve her, to Jill Santopolo at Philomel, by Ammi-Joan Paquette of Erin Murphy Literary Agency (World).
Recently Mark McVeigh conducted 15-minute skype interviews with authors. Kelly Polark and Sharon Mayhew shared their experiences. It's sort of fun to hear what Mark had to say.
Chuck Sambuchino, blog author over at Guide to Literary Agents, has agreed to answer your questions about agents. He's being hosted at Lisa Amowitz's blog (who was a runner-up in the last Lucky Agent contest! Congrats, Lisa!), so head over there to leave your questions for him.
Also, he's hosting another Dear Lucky Agent contest on his blog. This time the genres include paranormal romance and urban fantasy. And hey! The agent judge? The fabulous Joanna Volpe.
I love getting the inside scoop anywhere I can. Author Kiersten White posted some cool stuff about her editor Erica Sussman at Harper Teen. There's info about trends, editing, what she wishes authors knew, and more. Check it out!
There seems to be a plethora of blog contests going on all the time. There's no way I could highlight every one of them here. But Weronika Janczuk has one going on right now that is priceless. She's a slush reader for a literary agent, so she knows her stuff. Check this post for full details. And follow her blog, because I bet she's going to have a few more tricks up her sleeve. Oh! And it ends in only a few hours, so enter quick!
Carolina Valdez Miller has put up some links to more cool contests. VR Barkowski has quite the list going on in her sidebar. I highly recommend skipping over there!
Book bloggers are also a great place to win free books and connect with the writing/reading community.
And well, I've got a giveaway for autographed books coming up (Monday) on my blog and Suzy's joining me this time around with an amazing prize package of her own. So come over to our blogs next week (or now) to join in the fun!
Have a fabulous weekend! Catcha on the flip side.