FIRST FIVE FRENZY with Amy Boggs of The Donald Maass Literary Agency | chasingthecrazies

Here’s an interview with a top literary agent about the first five pages of your novel. Amy Boggs is currently open to queries. See her preferences on the Donald Maass Literary Agency site. (Also, be sure to read The Fire in Fiction by Donald Maass. It’s amazing!)

FIRST FIVE FRENZY with Amy Boggs of The Donald Maass Literary Agency | chasingthecrazies.


Writing Advice Treasury from Jane Friedman

Here’s a treasure trove of articles for writers from an industry professional. If you want a personal writer’s conference without leaving home, take an afternoon and browse.

Jane’s Writing Advice Archive | Jane Friedman.

YA Debut Author Anne Blankman’s Route to Publication

How do you get published? The answer is different for every writer. Here’s one author’s story. Your route will not be the same, but you will pick up some valuable information about the road. Don’t forget to check out other interviews in this excellent blog’s archive.

Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire: An SAT with YA Debut Author Anne Blankman.

Lou Treleaven Interviews Stephanie Thwaites at Curtis Brown

Here’s an interview with an agent who represents books for children, Stephanie Thwaites at Curtis Brown.

Click on the link to find out more about her.

An interview with Stephanie Thwaites, children’s agent at Curtis Brown | Lou Treleaven, writer.

Read an Interview with Paul O. Zelinsky

Picture people, here’s an interview with award-winning illustrator Paul O. Zelinsky.

Paul O. Zelinsky Talks with Roger — The Horn Book.

An Interview with Meg Rosoff

I’m not going to SCBWI’s winter conference in New York this year, but I am still going to follow the conference blog. Here’s an interview from the keynote speaker, Meg Rosoff.

Meg Rosoff: ‘Writers are naturally questioning, fairly dark people’  – Martha Brockenbrough – author – martha brockenbrough – author.

What Does it Really Take to Get a Picture Book Published?

Find out how a new picture book, Flap, came to be in this interview by Laura Miller.

Meet Alison Kipnis Hertz, Author of Flap! « Laura Miller (a.k.a. Grandmamiller).

Author ‘Snicket’s’ fortunate career – SFGate

This morning, before heading off to shower and then getting to work on my various challenges, I’d like to share an excellent interview with the author of the smash-hit Lemony Snicket series.

Author ‘Snicket’s’ fortunate career – SFGate.

Return of the Library Dragon | Anastasia Suen’s Blog

Check out a review of this very clever picture book, and then read a fascinating interview with its editor, Margaret Quinlin. She discusses picture book development from a different perspective. Anastasia Suen is a terrific picture book author and she reviews books in her blog. If you are interested in this genre, it is a good idea to subscribe.

Return of the Library Dragon | Anastasia Suen’s Blog.

Colm Tóibín: you have to be a terrible monster to write – Telegraph

If you have time this afternoon, you might want to read this delightful interview with a fascinating author.

Colm Tóibín: you have to be a terrible monster to write – Telegraph.