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September 13, 2018

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August 24, 2018

Episode Fifteen: Akemi Dawn Bowman and The Worst Book Unboxing

Akemi Dawn Bowman is the author of Starfish (a William C. Morris Award Finalist) and Summer Bird Blue (out September 11th, 2018). She’s a proud Ravenclaw and Star Wars enthusiast, who served in the US Navy for five years and has a BA in social sciences from UNLV. Originally from Las Vegas, she currently lives in Scotland with her husband, two children, and their Pekingese mix. She is represented by Penny Moore of Aevitas Creative Management.

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http://akemidawnbowman.com/

Twitter: @akemidawn

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August 17, 2018

Episode Fourteen: Sonia Hartl & The Hot Santa

Find out how author Sonia Hartl found a literary agent, and a book deal after years of rejection and disappointment.

July 31, 2018

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July 27, 2018

Episode Twelve: Suzie Townsend & Ten Questions with a Literary Agent

This week I interview my agent Suzie Townsend and ask her ten listener questions, find out what she’s looking for in her inbox and what to avoid when querying agents!

Prior to joining New Leaf, Suzie graduated film school, earned her Masters of Education, taught high school English, and coached a swim team. In her spare time, she read everything she could, which prompted her move to publishing. She got her start as an intern at FinePrint Literary Management where she was hired as an assistant before making the move to literary agent. She’s been part of the team at New Leaf Literary & Media since its inception in 2012.

Suzie represents all brands of children’s and adult fiction. She loves women’s fiction, all subgenres of romance, fantasy, and crime fiction. On the children’s side, she particularly loves YA and MG. Suzie loves strong characters and voice-driven stories that break out of the typical tropes of their genres, and she’s always looking for unique new voices in stories.

 

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Twitter: @sztownsend81

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Instagram:@sztownsend81

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July 20, 2018

Episode Eleven: Rena Barron & The Rise to Pitchwars Stardom

Rena Barron got over twenty revise and resubmits and way more rejections on her road to finding success during Pitch Wars. Find out how she went from the query trenches to having two series deals after ten years of querying and learn more about her young adult fantasy debut THE LAST WITCH DOCTOR and her middle grade MAYA AND THE RISING DARK!

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Twitter: @renathedreamer

Website: renabarron.com

Instagram: @renathedreamer

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July 13, 2018

Episode Ten: Jennifer Dugan & Signs from Nicki Minaj

After seven years of false starts and rejections, find out how Jennifer Dugan beat the odds, learned to embrace her bisexual identity in her writing and got a book deal for her upcoming debut, HOT DOG GIRL!

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Twitter: @JL_Dugan

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Preorder QUEEN by Nicki Minaj!

Follow Claribel on Twitter 

Add GHOST SQUAD on Goodreads 

www.claribelortega.com

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June 15, 2018

Episode Seven: Roselle Lim & The Weird Celebratory Spring Rolls

Roselle Lim wrote seven manuscripts before she felt ready to query but when she finally did, publishing took her on a roller coaster ride to hell. Find out how she queried over two hundred agents and then went on to sell her debut NATALIE TAN’S BOOK OF LUCK AND FORTUNE at auction to Penguin/Berkley!

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