Friday, November 15, 2019

Clever Query

Thank the heavens I have an agent - and an amazing one at that. (Hugs Miss Kathleen. And also Jazz Hands!)  But recently I was thinking about that whole process of querying and well, it inspired me to post about querying. Sooo... you may be thinking .... What is a query? Why do I need to write one? What should be in a query? How many fonts should I use? All excellent questions my writer buds! And all questions that can be answered in this awesome article by Australian kidlit author Jo Hart. Check it out:

Oh and the answer is one. One font. One normal non-weird font, OK?

Friday, November 1, 2019

Catherine in a Castle

Did you know that, once upon a time, I lived in England? Canterbury to be exact. I wish I could say I lived in a painting-filled castle among precious artifacts. That would make my Art History degree make more sense. But alas I lived in a converted former chicken coop so close to the road that the furniture shook when cars zoomed by. I would find feathers everywhere (and mean  EVERYWHERE). So why am I telling you this? Because I'm working on a book about feathers. Obviously. Inspiration is all around - even in memories of old stinky former chicken coops.