Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Where have I been?

Where have I been? Well, in truth, blogging here is more about keeping up with potential clients and currently we’re closed to new queries and submissions. We have a ton to read and haven’t been as successful as we’d like in getting through that reading pile. We don’t want to add to it at this moment.

Interestingly enough, I’m still getting forwards of the occasional query letter or sample chapter that were sent to my New York address. Once again, please note that I’m no longer in New York! I’ve moved to chilly San Diego. Yes, chilly. The weather here has been colder than NYC on more than one day this past month. It’s crazy and my wife is blaming it all on me. She says I brought the cold weather west with me. I told her I’d be happy to move back east. No bites yet.

The other thing keeping me busy has been the search for a permanent work space. We are currently renting in a temporary location. In about a month, we’ll be moving. Yes, again. Oy. But it will be a beautiful new place with more room and we’re looking forward to it.

In the meantime, a lot has been happening with our clients. Perhaps you’ve seen Patrick O’Donnell on Book TV talking about his great new nonfiction work, WE WERE ONE? Or perhaps you’ve read some of the great reviews for Kathleen Winters’s new biography, ANNE MORROW LINDBERGH: First Lady of the Air? If you like nonfiction, both of these are winners.

On the fiction side, Sheryl Anderson and her husband Mark Parrott are putting the finishing touches on their fourth novel in the Molly Forrester series, KILLER RIFF Yes, it’s about the music biz. You have read KILLER HEELS, KILLER COCKTAIL, and KILLER DEAL, right? If not, get going so you’ll be all caught up by the time the new one comes out.

Well, that’s the quick update. Check back soon. I’ll be making a better attempt at publishing witty and urbane commentary here more often. Or at least something. :)

Z