- Not-quite-published-yet? Me too! But I know a lot about writing and a lot about teaching. This site is my way of sharing what I've learned.
Monthly Archives: September 2011
Have you ever read a book and thought, “That’s what I’m trying to accomplish with my writing.” I can’t recall how many times I’ve felt this way after reading a book, but I can name two times in … Continue reading
Still working on making this website do what I want. Hopefully this will show up in my email.
I finished Wishstone a few years ago as a fantasy novel set in ancient Greece. I pitched it to exactly one agent, an agent who many authors dream of calling theirs. She requested sample chapters and sent a personal, professional, … Continue reading
While still maintaining a grueling pace as a teacher, I managed to send Prosorinos, my first novel, on submission. I queried 14 agents. Here are my stats: form letter rejections: 8 requests for partials: 3 requests for full: 1 no … Continue reading
This three-part post is probably more appropriate to the “About” button, but for my own sake, I’m starting by defining where I’m starting. In high school I would have been surprised to be told I’d end up as an English … Continue reading