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 →

Birth of a Book, Part 2

On the process of book cover design, my love of designing poetry, and the challenges of nailing a good cover ... For the design of the cover of David's Inferno, I wanted to create a cover that might cause people to react—my hope (?) is that they would feel uneasy with the lack of a... Continue Reading →

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