Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Query for WILDEFIRE

I don't usually post anything other than video on the blog, but I thought this was worth the break from tradition. Chuck Sambuchino, Editor of The Guide to Literary Agents, just posted Wildefire's query (along with my Super-Agent Mary Kole's commentary on it) up on his Successful Queries column on his blog:

http://www.guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog/Successful+Queries+Agent+Mary+Kole+And+Wildefire.aspx

This is a companion piece to a spotlight he's writing about Wildefire and I for a forthcoming issue of Writer's Digest. Thanks to Mary and Chuck for putting this together.

I hope you enjoy this behind-the-scenes featurette.

14 comments:

  1. And what a nice query it was!

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  2. This makes you even cooler than the vlogs do. Thanks for the link, I'll go read your query!

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  3. Great query :) heh if I didn't already want to read Wildefire that would certainly make me want to!

    And you have an upcoming feature in Writer's Digest Magazine? Awesome!

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  4. Wow, great query and what a beautiful cover. I can't wait to get my hands on the book and will wear oven mitts myself because it is hot, hot, hot!

    Best wishes.

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  5. Mary Kole is your agent? How did I not notice this???

    It all makes sense now.

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  6. I'll check it out.

    You studied with Danzy Senna. That's awesome! I loved Caucasia.

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  7. Wow! Amazing query, Karsten. I loved the volcanic imagery throughout. No wonder she snapped you up!

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  8. I love that cover!!!*crosses arms and pouts* I want it now!

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  9. Karsten: I just wanted to let you know that I gave your vlog a shout-out over on my blog. Happy Holidays!

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  10. As an intern who's read countless queries over the last year, I'd say this is probably one of the best I've ever seen.

    God, can you write mine for me? :-p

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  11. I read about you in Writer's Digest. Congratulations, Karsten. I'm a Boston girl myself. I went to MassArt, right up the road from Simmons. You landed a wonderful and intelligent agent and I wish all the luck in the world. : ) I'm looking forward to reading your book. And I will follow your blog. Because I must see you do this dance. Too funny.

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