New Authors Alert
Please welcome two new fabulous authors to the Harvey Klinger Agency and #TeamCate’sRockstars ~ Christina Farley and Bonnie Blaylock. Christina Farley is a seasoned children’s literature author with both a published YA series, The Gilded Series, and a wonderful Middle Grade, The Princess and the Page from Scholastic Books. Her newest Middle Grade, Threads, just hit all the right spots for me – a little mystery, magic and mischief. You can learn more about her in the client page section. Go follow Christina on Twitter @ChristinaFarley and check out her website www.christinafarley.com. Bonnie Blaylock is a debut author and her rich and haunting historical set in Depression-era Appalachia featuring a…
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New Deal Announcement
So excited to announce that Lindsay Bandy’s Historical YA NEMESIS AND THE SWAN sold to Blackstone Publishing!! Lindsay’s publishing journey is truly one of perseverance and one I hope she will share with all of you. And I think one that proves that every publishing path is different. CONGRATS Lindsay!
Be sure to check back in the coming days for lots of news and such! Query updates. As of June 18, I have responded to all queries. I do still have quite a few I am still considering and multiple requests and submissions, so if you have not received a response from me then I am reading through those now. And WOW do I have some great material in my query box! So I will be closing to queries at midnight June 18, 2019 so I can get all caught up. If you don’t get your query in, never fear, I’ll be reopening in July!
Two new deals in two and half weeks! YAY #TeamCate’sRockstars! Here’s the Publisher’s Marketplace announcements. Congrats to Maxym and Leila! And keep checking back for more news from the fantabulous authors of #TeamCate’sRockstars
Announcements first! I will be reopening to queries TOMORROW April 1, 2019. And no, it’s not an April Fool’s Day joke. I’ll post my recent wishlist at the end of the post. Second announcement! Maxym Martineau has sold three more Beast Charmer books to Sourcebooks! Congratulations. You can find information to pre-order the first highly anticipated Kingdom of Exiles HERE. Please welcome Lindsay Bandy and Leila Siddiqui to #TeamCate’sRockstars. Both Lindsay and Leila are Young Adult authors and I look forward to working with them and for their fabulous novels to be out in the world. Check out the updated Conferences Page. I will be heading to Book Expo America…
Exclamation Points! Oh My!
What’s on Spotify: #Throwback Thursday – Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds So I thought today would be a good today to talk a bit about exclamation points. In recent submissions and requested material I’ve been seeing a LOT of them. Overused. One of the first craft and grammar rules I picked up was to watch the use of exclamation points. It’s one of the first signs of first draft or beginning writer syndromes. As I type up my thoughts at the same time I am texting with friends for plans tonight, and noticed something. We’re using lots of exclamation points to convey our excitement because we’re texting…
Please congratulate #TeamCorvisiero and my client Maxym Martineau on her three-book deal with Sourcebooks! Her amazing fantasy romance that a mesh between Fantastic Beasts and Assassin’s Creed really swept me off my feet and landed me in a darkly enchanting realm with charmers and shadowy assassins. Release date is set for June 25th, 2019, so mark you calendars and be on the look out for more news and info and pre-sales and all the great stuff. You can follow Maxym on Twitter @maxymmmartineau for updates, and check out her website and sign up for her newsletter and be the first to know about the goodies to come.
Speaking in Knoxville
Hello all! I will be journeying up to my alma mater hometown of Knoxville, TN next Thursday, August 2 to speak on writing for the romance market, talking about craft techniques and successes of the genre that can apply to any writing venture. I hope to see new faces and old friends as well. The event is open to all, though you may need to register for a free ticket. They do ask for a small donation at the door to offset the organizations costs and to enter for door-prizes. I will be bringing a basket of writing and romance goodies for the door-prize!! For more information visit Knoxville Writers…
Open to Queries
I am officially open to queries again. My wishlist is updated bother here and on the agency website, though what I’d love to see hasn’t changed too much. You can always check #MSWL for those more spur-of-the-moment things I’d love to find. I will only accept queries through QueryManager. You can find my submission guidelines on the Corvisiero Literary Agency submission page or here on my submission information page as well. I look forward to reading fabulous queries.