Query Guidelines

Because there are just so many dang good writers who’ve queried me these past few months, I’m closing to queries to catch up on the (massive) backlog of requested manuscripts currently glaring at me from my inbox.

What Is Magical Realism?

Magical realism is an oft-confused genre. Agents and editors frequently say they want to find magical realistic stories, but what exactly does that mean?

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Pardon the mess . . .

I’m in the midst of revamping Ye Olde Web Site, so things might be a tad out of place—or not even there yet. Fear not, I’m slowly but surely putting everything in order. (“Slowly” being a relative term. As in relative to how much time I have to work on it. A snail is most definitely winning this race.)


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I’m always on the lookout for well-written books for kids, especially those with an engaging voice and intriguing story. Find out how to query me with yours.


I write (mainly) young adult fiction and (generally) humorous nonfiction. What can I say? I’m kind of all over the place.


For the past ten years I’ve edited various types of fiction and nonfiction. I am currently taking a hiatus from accepting new editing clients.


I travel whenever possible, so I’m never sure where I’ll be at the end of the day. One place you can be sure to catch me is on Twitter, or find me in these other places.