Manuscript update: Writing has been slow as my husband has been sick and I’ve been distracted, but it’s coming. Current word count is 9,544, only 607 words more than my last post. My goal of being finished by the end of this month is looking unlikely, but no worries. Onwards…
First, I’m participating in author Valerie Hobbs’ blog tour for her new book The Best Last Days of Summer, a sweet book about a girl finding her strength and what’s important as everything around her changes. Tomorrow, I’ll be posting an interview with Valerie’s editor, Frances Foster, publisher of Frances Foster Books at Farrar Strauss Giroux Books for Young Readers. But check out all the posts on Valerie’s tour, because with every comment you leave, you’ll have the chance of winning a T-shirt and autographed copy of the book.
Second, more new agent news. Fine Print Literary Management has made Suzie Townsend an agent. Suzie also is the assistant to Fine Print’s CEO, and was an intern at the agency. Prior to that, she was an English teacher for more than six years. She is seeking everything from children’s to adult fiction and likes strong female protagonists and complex plot lines. If your book fits the bill, check out more about Suzie on this Guide to Literary Agents post and on her blog, Confessions of a Wandering Heart.
You might remember that Fine Print recently welcomed former editor Marissa Walsh as an agent too, so the company is expanding.
Oh, and third, some great auctions to raise funds for diabetes. Among them is a 30-page critique by literary agent Kristin Nelson. So get bidding!