Pub Rants

Hollywood Rant (Part Two)

Rant is late today. Too much wheelin’ and dealin’ going on at the agency to have time to Blog. Now New York is closed for the day so here I am. And just so folks know, I don’t do weekends. Back to Hollywood and that fifty-page contract from a major… MORE


Hollywood Rant (Part One)

I often pop my head in over at or and answer questions. Last week a writer posted that he was just about to send out his query and wanted to know the “good” agents who were aggressive in film rights because his novel “would make an excellent movie.”… MORE


The Movie Pitch

It’s easy to be seduced by the quick and dirty movie-reference pitch to summarize your novel. It’s a way of capturing the entire plot and feel in one quick sentence. When it works, I think it’s an impressive tool and well worth using. When it doesn’t, boy, does it flop… MORE


Exclusively Yours

Last June, I was out at Book Expo in New York City. Many publishing houses host cocktail parties at their booths on Friday and Saturday night. I was standing outside one of those booths, cocktail in hand, chatting with a fellow agent that I had met before but didn’t know… MORE