Pub Rants

Fun Facts On NLA Clients—Take 2

 4 Comments |  Share This:    

STATUS: Hey, winter decided to show up, briefly, in Denver today. It snowed. I already miss out near 60 degree weather already.

What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? GIVE PEACE A CHANCE by John Lennon

The Gals of Killer Fiction (all former Dorchester authors) are giving away free eBooks because finally, it’s their books to give away. Two of my authors, Jana DeLeon and Leslie Thompson are participating. Nothing wrong with the word “free” in this case so you might want to check it out.

And that leads me to back to some more fun facts to share.

Lucienne Diver—was already publishing under a pseudonym when I convinced her to do the Vamped Series in her own name.

Carolyn Jewel—has never missed a deadline (which has me convinced that she has mastered the art of cloning)

Leslie Langtry—was skeptical of literary agents and gave me the most detailed questions I’ve ever received when offering representation. And if you know Leslie, who is probably the author most likely to buy you a beer and hug you, you’d realize just how strange that is!

Marie Lu—was an attendee I met at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference. She submitted sample pages to her first novel which I passed on (sensing a theme here!). Then I took her on for a novel that I wasn’t able to sell. Now her debut YA, LEGEND, is one of Penguin’s big books for this fall. Talk about paying some dues.

Time for bed but more tidbits tomorrow!


4 Responses

  1. Marie Rearden said:

    Thank you so much for the link. I feel like an e-book dinosaur as this is my first experience with Smashwords. My new Kindle will be flexin’ its muscles this weekend. 🙂

    Also, I sat in on Sara’s Writer’s Digest session last week (linked from one of your blog posts). It was an eye opener!


  2. Marie said:


    LEGEND couldn’t have happened without Kristin’s expert editing and advice. Agents who can act as your first editor before submission are worth their weight in gold!