An Agent?

Haha, not the spy/secret-agent kind of agent…

Where have I been? It’s been three weeks since my last post! I’ve been busy polishing up a mystery novel I’m querying. I’m excited to say that an experienced and talented agent now has my first three chapters in hand. Fingers crossed and all that!

My advice to anyone else just starting the query process

  • Know the market. If you don’t have a high-concept, broad-audience novel, what do you have? Would it still suit agent-only but smaller publishers? What are your comps (comparable books on the market) and their publishers?
  • Stay engaged on social media.
  • Be ready with marketing ideas.
  • Synopses take a ridiculously long time to write. Have a short one (say, 1.5 pages, single spaced) and a long one (6 pages) ready.

What’s new on my bookshelf?

I just downloaded two new brand-new releases!

Debbie Johansson’s House of Echoes, the third novella in Johansson’s Australian Gothic horror series:


Gwen M. Plano’s Redemption, an inspirational suspense novel:

“Find your best time of the day for writing and write. Don’t let anything else interfere. Afterwards it won’t matter to you that the kitchen is a mess.” — Esther Freud, British novelist.

Feature image by Sander Sammy on unsplash.

82 thoughts on “An Agent?

  1. Congratulations, Priscilla. Great advice from the am there, doing this school. Is this a new venue for you or a variation on one of your terror genre efforts? Good luck with your editor and book sale.

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