Tag Archive: agent

May 23

Allow Me To Introduce…

Ginger Clark making deals, or piloting an airplane I'm not sure

…my new Agent Extraordinaire, Ginger Clark of Curtis Brown LTD! For the record, my previous agent not only landed me my first deal but is also a highly professional and ethical guy; this is just a tough business and I felt that I could maximize my chances of survival in it with a larger New …

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Oct 07

It’s official…

I suppose it was official before, but now it just somehow feels more official – yesterday I got a piece of mail from my agent Jack Byrne containing my copy of the contract, and my advance check.  I am officially a paid author.  Someone paid me to do the thing I love. On a less …

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Sep 18

APPLE is away…

Maybe it’s unwarranted, but I was nervous when it came time to ship off the final of APPLE (which I have tentatively retitled STAR WORMWOOD).  I was nervous when I shipped off REVIVORS as well, but I thought maybe this time I would be less nervous.  It’s not a bad kind of nervous, and maybe …

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Sep 05

Contract for REVIVORS and sequels signed

From what I understand it typically takes a long time for a contract to be drawn up but not as long as it took this particular time; the delay was the result of Ace’s contract department being shorthanded, so I wouldn’t assume it’s average but then I only have the one to go on. Having …

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Jul 12

The process

Before I managed to find an agent, never mind a publisher, I spent a lot of time wondering exactly how the whole business worked (I’m still trying to figure that out, but have a slightly better idea now than I did then).  I wanted very badly to be published but had no idea how to …

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Jun 07

APPLE draft in test reads

Again, somewhat old news.  It’s been about a month now but I’ve had my hands full with The Silent Army.  Apple is basically what I would term Sci-Fi Horror, I suppose, but in a weird way it’s mostly a story about two lost souls.  The crisis that brings them together could have been a lot …

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May 22

Title change

I called my original novel RISE but I think on some level I knew it would have to change.  Titles are something I kind of dread trying to come up with, and RISE went through five or six before I settled on that but even then I wasn’t sure.  The publisher contacted my agent to …

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May 21

First contact

Got my first call from the editor at Ace who I’ll be working with on RISE.  Her name is Jessica Wade, and she has had some very nice things to say about the book.  She seemed as excited as I am to be moving forward and I look forward very much to working with her.  …

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