Authors Florence J Clowes and Lois J Blackburn have self-published two books in their Bashia Gordon mystery series, Bones in the Backyard and Old Secrets Never Die. They have been hand selling them for ten years now and are hard at work on a third in the series. Their question for the Author Enablers is how to get an agent’s representation.
Florence and Lois, we recommend attending a writers’ conference. Make sure you choose a conference that features face-to-face meetings with literary agents; http://writersconf.org/ is a good place to explore your options.
A good source of agent listings is a publication called Literary Marketplace, which you can find in your local library or online: http://www.literarymarketplace.com/lmp/us/index_us.asp. LMP lists agents, including their web sites, submission guidelines, and specialties.
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Kathi Kamen Goldmark and Sam Barry
The Author Enablers
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