Alexandra Mae Jones’s debut novel THE QUEEN OF JUNK ISLAND is a story of self-discovery and coming to terms with identity in challenging circumstances. These are similar themes to my own debut, which may not be that surprising since we share the same editor, Claire Caldwell at Annick Press. Besides a wonderful editor, Alexandra and… Continue reading

As an emerging writer, I'm always fascinated to learn more about authors individual writing journeys. Joy L. Smith's debut book, TURNING, comes out Spring 2022. I was really excited to reach out to her since Joy's book has similar themes to WHEN IT ALL SYNCHS UP, the book I'm currently querying - both center Black… Continue reading

In terms of pitch contest education, I've learned on the go since my first #PitMad last September. I got advice from as many people as I could in the Twitter writing community. (Amanda Woody, @findmeediting on Twitter is awesome!) I participated in every pitch contest, big and small, receiving likes from over 40 different agents… Continue reading