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Power Of The Blog

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STATUS: Work week is semi-over. Backspace Conference starts tomorrow and although conferences are technically work, I always find them to be a lot of fun.

What song is playing on the iPod right now? I’m missing my iPod. You guys will just have to sing or hum quietly on your own.

I’ve got a great story to share.

My new author Sherry Thomas (whose lovely deal with Bantam for her debut historical romance was announced on deal lunch today) discovered me, my agency, and my blog because of reading Miss Snark.

Wow! That’s the power of the blog.


May the gin forever flow and may Mr. Clooney be holding the bottomless gin pail.

13 Responses

  1. Anonymous said:

    Cynthia Writes:

    Congrats on the deal, and neat story! I, too, was steered in your direction by Miss Snark, long before the birth of your blog. I sent her a long e-mail many moons ago, asking her where I could find an agent who would grow with me and help me with my rather lofty career goals … she said you were it.

    Now my job is to become a good enough writer for you to want to represent me! 😉


  2. Simon Haynes said:

    It also shows the power of interaction with potential clients. I’m sure you get bombarded with queries because of your visibility, but I’m also sure a lot of people really appreciate your instruction and insights. I know I do, and I’m not even looking for an agent 😉
    A lot of people will have moved you to the top of their query list because you’re a real person rather than some name hidden behind a web page.

  3. Shah of Blah said: in India they blocked all blogging sites for some time citing security reasons….but when all hell broke loose and ppl began protesting…whew! we got back on track!…the power of the blog indeed!!

  4. Termagant 2 said:

    Hey, I found this blog through Miss Snark, too–does that mean you wanna rep me?

    Just kidding…but it would be great. Maybe I oughta get around to actually sending something.


  5. Ryan Field said:

    I write blog reviews, for, and found an excellent writer, blogger and person through this blog. The review covers Jonathan Stephens, a talented young writer (the review is on the homepage right now)who has produced one of the most professional blogs I’ve ever seen. And, I’ve seen my share of bad. The secret is not to be self-indulgent, or, if you can’t help it at least be funny, as Miss Snark manages to do.

  6. Sherry Thomas said:

    I didn’t “discover” Kristin through Miss Snark. That was through the agent listing on RWA’s newsletter.

    But Miss Snark’s strong recommendations certainly vaulted Kristin to the top of the list. And reading Kristin’s blog made me pretty sure that she was going to be a good fit for me.

    So far, so fabulous! 🙂

  7. Michele Lee said:

    Yep, I too was steered toward you by Miss Snark. Not just by her website either. She read a query and a few pages of mine on Crapometer and suggested you might like to read it. However… it’s a horror book, or graphic dark fiction at best, and your website does not list such as something you are seeking. I do read guidelines, but perhaps Miss Snark knows you better?

  8. pjd said:

    I can’t believe anyone as apparently busy as Kristin could possibly put the time in to being Miss Snark as well. And I further imagine that Kristin’s assistants are even more busy than she is.

    That said, have you ever seen the two of them in the same room together? Hmmm…

  9. Maprilynne said:

    Wow, Sherry. I just read the excerpt from your website. Very, very enticing! I look forward to reading the whole thing . . . in two years.:)

  10. Brenda Bradshaw said:

    I love reading this blog and reading Kristen’s thoughts (and wonderful advice!), and Sherry is a sweetheart and one of my local chaptermates. Gotta love two cool things like that combining.

    Although I knew OF Kristen, I did not know about the blog itself until it was linked from Miss Snark, oh goodess that she is. Now, this is another daily “must stop and read” spot.