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.
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.
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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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 →
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 →
Dede Cummings started her literary career as a book designer at Little Brown & Company. Prior to working at Little Brown, she worked at David R. Godine in Boston as a designer and production editor. Design is something she loves to do, and she still designs covers and interiors of books; most notably, she is... Continue Reading →
"Out of the frying pan, into the fire!" That was how one editor called it when I told her I started in trade book design and then launched a literary agency and co-publishing venture.... Well, I have to say it's a great fire, and I'm ready to put some more logs on it! The big... Continue Reading →