FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You might find the answers you’re seeking below. Don’t see the answer you were looking for? No problem. Just click the contact menu to send me a direct message. Of course, while I’m more than happy to answer questions I get from readers, writers, and other inquisitive types, I need to have time to write books, too. So please don’t be mad if I’m not able to reply.
1. Are you going to make your books into movies?
The option rights have not been sold. Unfortunately, I have little to no influence on whether or not this happens.
2. Do you have any advice on writing?
Find a community of other writers and form or join a critique group. Read a ton…and then keep on reading. Write even more than you read, everyday if you can swing it. Accept critiques with grace and implement appropriate changes. Know your market, what’s selling and what isn’t, and comparative titles in your genre. Stick with your craft and don’t let anything or anyone deter you from your goal. The average author takes ten years from the start of their craft to the publication of their first book, but if you’re tenacious and work hard you will reach your goals.
3. Do you have any advice on how to get an agent?
Once you feel like your manuscript is as polished as possible, a great resource for finding an agent is AgentQuery.com. This site will help you find agents that fit your criteria with their background info, submission guidelines, and contact info. (Disclaimer: It is up to you to do your full research to make sure the agents you submit to are legit.) The site also gives you pointers on how to write a query letter.
4. When does your next book come out in my country?
Unfortunately, I have no control or knowledge of when/if my books will be released or published in any country outside the US, as this is handled by the publisher for each individual country. Hopefully, it will be soon!
5. Will you come speak at our event/school/book group?
Sure!…Well, maybe. I love speaking to groups about writing and reading, but it all depends on my schedule and the logistics. Contact me through the form and send me all the details of your event/school visit/book group meeting and we’ll see if we can make it happen. Thanks for thinking of me!