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Praise For My Books
“If you are having a down day and need a pick me up, take a few minutes and read Effie at the Wedding.”
“Even for those writers, editors, and publishing professionals that have been in the biz for years, understanding all of the jargon of the industry can be a bit of a challenge. For those professionals who are just starting their careers, following a conversation or email pertaining to a publishing deal, editing contract, or even the materials required to put together a book proposal can seem like trying to decipher a foreign language…Truth be told, it’s a slow learning process, but with the help of Tracy Marchini’s new reference book you can speed the process up a bit.
Pub Speak: A Writer’s Dictionary of Publishing Terms is a veritable catalogue of acronyms, technical words, and even common awards and associations that every writer, editor, publisher, and publicist of the English language should know.”
I read this story and my heart hurt and my stomach got those little butterflies of discovery and I loved everything about it. I want more books like this one. I want more short stories like this one. Beautiful and anything but simple, this story touched me and hit all the right notes.
“I really enjoyed reading this middle grade novel… My favorite line (because it’s probably one I can really relate to) is, ‘Cindy’s left ear is probably cooler than my entire body ever will be.’”
“I felt like I could relate to the middle school need in this book to fit in and to have your successes highlighted. I can also relate to how uncomfortable and sad it can be when you feel like you aren’t fitting in.”