A New Chapter In My Thankfulness For Les Stobbe

I began writing MERLIN’S BLADE in 2006 and finished it in 2008. I thought I was done, but I was far from it as thirteen more drafts of the novel awaited as well as the unenviable task of cutting it down by over 45,000 words … almost 1/3! And patience.  I needed patience.  Because it took[…]

Tom Pawlik’s VANISH Wins The Christy Visionary Award!

Yes, you heard it right, Tom Pawlik’s book VANISH has won this year’s coveted Christy Award in the Visionary category (Speculative Fiction). Congratulations, Tom! What a great win, especially considering this is Tom’s first book. This book was just reviewed by the CSFF Blog Tour last month. The sad part is that when I wrote[…]

Literary Agent Steve Laube Has A New Blog

For all of you fans of literary agent blogs, Steve Laube has just started his own! His first post is titled “Who Decides to Publish Your Book?“. He gives excellent advice about the publishing process, using examples from his own experience. As part of this, he covers the three stages that a book must go[…]

Excellent Interview With Steve Laube

I ran across a great interview with Steve Laube, agent extraordinaire, from June of last year. It is on the “Craving The Supernatural” blog, and you can read it by clicking right here. A lot of his advice has to do with attending the ACFW conference, and having attended it last September, and having met[…]