Carrie and I have been pouring over the annual SCWW survey. For my part, I read every suggestion on how to improve the blog and saw a common theme. Many of you said you'd like more voices and different perspectives on publishing.
Boy, do I have a treat for you!
Allow me to introduce Angi Morgan.
Like many members of SCWW, she's been trying to get published for a long time. On November 12, her dream came true. She sold SEE JANE RUN, a romantic suspense novel, to Harlequin Intrigue. Yea, Angi! The book will be on shelves in September 2010.
Over the next year, Angi will be stopping by to blog on her publishing journey. She's promised to cover all sorts of things: how she snagged an agent, what it's like after the CALL, how she revised, reworked and edited her way into the published column. Her first installment will be posted Thursday, December 17.
She will be hanging out after her posts to chat, answer questions and respond to your comments. There are a few ground rules. Please don't ask Angi any of the following questions:
1. Who is your agent?
2. How much money did Harlequin pay you?
3. Will you read and critique my manuscript?
4. Will you recommend me to your publisher/agent/editor?
If you ask any of these, your question will be deleted. Angi is here to help us learn and better our craft, not as an envoy.
Here's her bio:
According to her mother, Angi Morgan began creating stories and characters when she was two years old. Drawing blobs of colors on a page, she proceeded to tell anyone within earshot about monsters or fairies or whatever a two-year-old could think up.
Her dream of being a paid author will come true in September 2010 when Harlequin® publishes her first Intrigue®. The sale is so recent, the editors haven’t assigned a new title yet. Known to the contest circuit as SEE JANE RUN, this award-winning manuscript sold on November 12th as a direct result of getting onto the right editor’s desk at the right time.
Angi is the winner of several contests and a multi-contest finalist, including the RWA® Golden Heart®. Her last unpublished contest win was the Kiss of Death’s Daphne du Maurier which placed her in front of her first choice agent and editor.
Angi is a former national Romance Writers of America® officer and has served on both her local chapter boards (Dallas Area Romance Writers and North Texas RWA). She is finishing her last weeks as the President of North Texas RWA but will continue as their 2010 contest chair of the Great Expectations Contest as she plots and writes her next Intrigue®.
Visit her website at www.AngiMorgan.com or become a fan: Facebook: AngiMorgan
Stop by her Facebook page and say hello. Please join me in welcoming her to the SCWW family. Be sure to stop by on Thursday for her first post!