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Tag: literary agent

A Final Swat of the Tiger

All this week, I kept thinking, “What shall I write about? What will be my first blog of the new year? I need for something to happen!” Be careful what you wish for. My new-found literary agent, Agent J, phoned me a few days ago with some unexpected news: he’s no longer going to be […]

January 17th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

Still Browsing…

Things are proceeding on the book front, though it’s still in the “getting the book publisher-ready” stage. Got the first graphic novel section completed and delivered from Sungyoon Choi, and I think it looks marvelous. Heart-breaking, but marvelous. While we’re waiting for rest of the artwork to be completed, Agent J would like to see […]

December 3rd, 2010Still Life Las Vegas

Adventures in Publishing Part 2

Where the hell have I been? Sorry, sorry to be so out of action. I’ve been doing stuff, honest! And not just catching up on “The Walking Dead”and reorganizing my son’s school library (which, yes, I have undertaken, giving further credence to my uber-geek status— Step-stools! Langston Hughes Quotes! Magnetic Chalkboards! Bookmarks with Neil Gaiman […]

November 14th, 2010Still Life Las Vegas

The Name Game

All right, now comes the hard part. One of the hard parts. Agent J would like me to consider changing the name of my novel, Liberace Under Venetian Skies. He feels it’s too… florid? and not indicative of what the book’s about, or it’s tone. This comment has come up a times with a few […]

October 19th, 2010Still Life Las Vegas


It started online. I found his profile, liked what I saw, sent him a note. He told me he wanted to see the whole thing. I obliged. Then, after a flurry of emails and one very probing phone call, he popped the question. Said he wanted to be exclusive. Oh, there were others, but I […]

October 17th, 2010Still Life Las Vegas

Adventures in Publishing, Part 1

As you may have heard, I’ve written a novel. It’s called Liberace Under Venetian Skies. Ta Da! It feels like I’ve been working on it almost as long as Flight 815 has been stranded on that island with the polar bears. The book’s been revised, scrutinized, analyzed, and truth be told, I’m crazy-cakes about how […]

May 24th, 2010Still Life Las Vegas