Category Archives: The Author-Agent Relationship

That first meeting …

I met my Canadian agent (Anne McDermid) for the first time on Sunday in Toronto. We had dinner. And then I met my new editor (Adrienne Kerr, the commissioning editor for Penguin Canada) for dinner on Monday night.  Anne reminds me … Continue reading

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Meeting my agent/editor

I will be heading off to Toronto tomorrow for a training course (I work as a realtor with Royal LePage Team Realty in Ottawa when I’m not writing novels, among other things. Hence my tag line: ‘when you want it done right, … Continue reading

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Luck, and The Beggar’s Opera

Well, gang, for those of you who have been following my travels (and travails) of getting published, it’s looking very good. I can’t give you details yet, but I’m pretty excited by my most recent discussions with my Canadian agent.  So … Continue reading

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Update on The Sentimentalists

My posts on Johanna Sibsrud and the controversies around the Giller garnered more hits than anything I’ve posted (by a factor of ten). Clearly, people are interested. Gaspereau Press announced today that there will be two versions of the book, … Continue reading

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Who Judges the Judges?

The National Post is reporting today that the foreign rights to Johanna Skibsrud’s Giller Prize-winning book, The Sentamentalists, were acquired by an agent, Tracy Bohan, as a result of contact made with her by a judge on the Giller panel before the Giller Prize longlist was … Continue reading

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Updates about Frankfurt – The Hot List

So here I was earlier today, kvetching about whether The Beggar’s Opera would make it on the hotlist for Frankfurt, and right after I hit ‘publish,’ I discovered that, as of September 25, my manuscript appeared online on two websites … Continue reading

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Gahhh – emails!

I think I’ve finally deciphered what my agent meant in his request for revisions of The King’s Indian when he said it lacked a lot of the heart of the first book, The Beggar’s Opera (see previous post). In fact, … Continue reading

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The Exclusive (or as I like to call it, Edward’s Game)

Occasionally, after you’ve sent out all those query letters, you’ll get a response from an agent who wants an exclusive for a certain period of time. An ‘exclusive’ means that, for that week, or that month, or whatever the time … Continue reading

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