This is not Pamela Toler's first rodeo. And by rodeo, I mean, book. She has written books for kids and adults about popular history for years. But this book is different. While for the other books she was under contract with her publishers for a particular book, with WOMEN WARRIORS, Pamela's agent took HER IDEA on submission. Both ways designate her as a published author. She's not a ghost writer. … [Read more...] about A Big Book and a Two Small Wishes
Isn't that always? Literally and figuratively and sometimes religiously (depending on what you believe). Last week I reached The End of The Last Bathing Beauty. Eighty-thousand words, two timelines. All out of order. What made me thinking typing the words The End really meant anything at all? Because if I hadn't acknowledged the milestone, I may have fallen off into an "I can't do this" cliff. … [Read more...] about When The End is the Beginning
A workshop I was scheduled to teach was canceled. BOO! But that means I have time for more writers on my editing and book coaching roster. YAY! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in some kind-hearted, kick-ass feedback on your WIP. xo, Amy … [Read more...] about Winter Writing!
It's meeeeee! New glasses, new haircut, same me (though I Photoshopped out the crow's feet) . Where have I been? Writing The Last Bathing Beauty (due March 1 to my publisher -- AAAAH!) and working with writers on their own stories. You know I do that, right? Actually, I've been doing it since 2009 when I started reading slush piles for literary agents, two years before my debut novel … [Read more...] about Let’s Book It in 2019!