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Editor: “One of the best unpublished manuscripts I have ever read”

  I just received some of the most positive feedback yet on my new novel from a professional developmental editor with Writer's Digest 2nd Draft critique service. The editor assessed my full manuscript for Real Girl, a science fiction thriller about a lifelike robot who tries to escape from an augmented reality competition where people can hunt and kill her for sport. He described it as "Ex Machina/Blade Runner atmospheric science fiction with a Pygmalion twist." "This is one of the best unpublished manuscripts I [...]

By |2019-10-01T18:14:40+00:00October 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|3 Comments

5 agents request materials for my new novel

NEW YORK — Five out of five literary agents I pitched my new novel to at the Writer's Digest Conference Pitch Slam requested more materials. The Pitch Slam featured more than 50 agents and editors, who were all on the hunt for new stories. I got 90 seconds per agent to pitch my concept live, and each agent had 90 seconds to ask questions, make comments and ultimately decide whether they wanted to learn more. This was, by far, the most nervous I have ever [...]

By |2019-09-04T18:16:13+00:00September 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Speaking at the Writer’s Digest Conference in NYC

For the third year in a row, Writer's Digest has invited me to speak at their Annual Conference in New York City. This year, I'll be talking about my experience promoting The Black Lens to the media and pitching my new novel to literary agents during their live Pitch Slam event. Here's a brief summary of my presentation: How to Craft the Perfect Media Pitch Reporters are a lot like agents—they love a good story. But convincing them to cover your book requires a strategic [...]

By |2019-07-26T13:45:17+00:00July 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments