I came into retreat feeling blocked, distant from my writing, and rudderless. When I came out, the intense work and deep nourishment of retreat had lifted me out of my busy life and grounded me again as a writer.
Bikes Not Burqas—one of our author’s goes global
I am the lucky agent for Shannon Galpin, and this piece is really exciting! Her book comes out September 16, 2014, but you can see it here and order from your indie bookstore in advance!
Read on, sign on to her newsletter, follow, and help us spread the word…. Thanks, as always for your support! I am so lucky to write and publish and be a literary agent and a book publicist. A quote from Shannon: “Several years ago my family gave me the silver ring that has become my talisman. The inscription by Longfellow reads, ‘the lowest ebb is at the turn of the tide.’ They gave it to me to remind me to be strong, follow my heart and believe that the tide would one day turn.”
Keep an ear out for the NPR piece about the national women’s cycling team that will be out this Friday!
Here are some photos from this week—so inspiring and we are hoping for a film about her to come out, too.
Mountain2Mountain: Field Notes
I said these words at my first TEDx talk two years ago – 9 months before I first met the Afghan National Women’s Cycling Team. I had been working in Afghanistan and was enraged by the way we continue to look at Afghan women, and women like them around the world, as helpless victims that are in need of the West’s support. These are not victims, although they may be victimized. These are women of strength and resiliency that need tools, encouragements, and the outlets to use their voice. 2 1/2 years later, the young women I work with in Afghanistan show me every day they are not helpless, they are…
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Submitting Work to Agents/Publications: Workshop with Dede Cummings, April 1, 2014
Writing a novel or a non-fiction or poetry collection is one thing, but once the hard part of writing is done, do you want to know how to actually submit your work? Green Writers Press publisher and literary agent Dede Cummings runs workshops throughout the US on creating successful book proposals and query letters, with... Continue Reading →
The Way to Create Great Writing (hint: it doesn’t have to be hard!)
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A Valentine’s Day Love Story
Working as a book agent is a third job for me—I'm a professional book designer and production editor, also a writer/publisher/editor. Why so many jobs you may ask? Living in Vermont is wonderful, especially when we have 14 inches of fresh beautiful ,powder (see photo!) and I can go cross-country skiing out my back door.... Continue Reading →
Another Writers’ Workshop by Dede
I am excited to report that the Burlington Writers Workshop has asked me to run this workshop for them in February... Here are the details: Once you’ve written your book, what’s the best way to submit it for publication? Green Writers Press publisher and literary agent Dede Cummings will show examples of successful book proposals... Continue Reading →
Publishing Your Work: Debrief and Podcast
Last Saturday’s panel discussion on publishing was a huge success. I thoroughly enjoyed being there (as you can see from the photo!). According to our wonderful host, Peter Biello, himself a budding novelist, and founder of the Burlington Writers Workshop, the event was packed and there were many people on the waiting list. Authors Jon... Continue Reading →
Publishing Your Work: How, When, Why?
Publishing Your Work: How, When, Why?. I am excited to be on this panel.
Guest Post from Suzanne Kingsbury ~ Wild Words Writing Retreats!
The most exciting event is happening this weekend. Dede Cummings, literary agent, founder of Green Writers’ Press and historically one of the best book designers in publishing happens to have an enchanting, fairy-like house on the sea. The most perfect place for a one-of-a-kind writing retreat. A splendid, magical, sprawling house on the Rhode Island... Continue Reading →
The Pond House Salon-Style Retreat Oct. 24-27th, lead by Suzanne Kingsbury
The Pond House Salon-Style Retreat— WE HAVE ONE SPOT LEFT! ~ A Domain-Changing Writing Retreat That Will Set Your Creative Genius on Fire ~ with Literary Agent Dede Cummings and Book Shaman Susan Kingsbury October 24-27th in Matunuck, Rhode Island Hey writers! Fall is coming and in that crisp beginning of the season there’s no... Continue Reading →