September 5, 2012
When I first heard that writers have to pitch their books, I thought of a baseball pitcher burning the ball into the strike zone. No way—too rough! So I imagined gently tossing a large envelope containing my freshly-completed manuscript to a grateful agent—the catcher—who would open it and immediately start reading. Silly me.
September 25, 2010
In July I pitched my book at the PNWA* writers conference to three editors and three literary agents. Although they liked the story, four of the six gave me