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Nice feedback from crime writer, James Dubro!

James Dubro sent me the following feedback about The Beggar’s Opera. It was very much appreciated, coming from an award-winning crime writer, non-fiction author, and two-time President of Crime Writers of Canada who is also extremely familiar with Cuba, having produced a whole … Continue reading

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Fan Mail Part II

I recently posted on how much fan mail means to authors, but it doesn’t have to be a personalized email or note: just seeing comments on an article(or even on a blog like this one) is terrific feedback. Today, for … Continue reading

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Why selling a house is a lot like selling a book

I’m trying to think of how many times I’ve had a friend or colleague forward me a piece of fiction they’ve written and ask for feedback. Decades ago, it was one of my professors who asked me to review a … Continue reading

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How many queries should you submit?

I was asked this question frequently this week, after my story circulated in the media. I suppose the answer is, keep going, ‘until you find representation,’ or ‘until you give up.’ I tried the contest route. For me, that worked. If it … Continue reading

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