January 2020 Round Up and #MSWL

Hello! I’m back from leave/hiatus and diving into the New Year with a monthly round up that’s part January 2020 and a bit end-of-Fall 2019. First though – a big congratulations to author-illustrator Sally Deng, who was named as part of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in Art...

Why do agents close to queries?

The short answer, is that agents close to queries when they’re not actively looking for more clients to add to their list… but I’m sure you were hoping for a little more information than that! The long answer is, agents close when they feel like they don’t have the...

2019 Holiday Gift Guide from #TeamMarchini

‘Tis the season of holiday gift guides, and this year I have enough published client books (plus Chicken) to participate. (Huzzah! Also, publishing is slow.) Hopefully there’s something here for the young reader on your list! And if not, I’d love to...

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