Cowgirls Don’t Cry

Cowgirls Don’t Cry Query letters can make you break that rule, though. I think I finally have the query letter close. Dear Mr. or Ms. Agent, (Personal note about why agent is being approached.) I’m seeking representation for PALADIN’S PRIDE, my 135,000-word epic fantasy about a sixteen-year-old girl who dreams of qualifying for her aunt’s…

SIWC Friday Afternoon

I will probably move my letters about Will to Letters On The Wind soon. Until then, here is a brief update. He is in Kuwait. He called me last Sunday from Maine. They were waiting on their flight to Germany. From Germany, they went to Kuwait and will be there ten days before going to…

Surrey, Friday Morning

Back to Surrey. My third day there was actually the first official day of the conference. I’ve watched conferences for several years and most of them leave me wondering if it’s really worth going because the agenda is fairly slim pickings for classes I think will be useful. Surrey was the opposite. It was difficult,…

The Surrey Adventure-Part Two

Surrey, day two. I had planned on buying some cereal for breakfast as I love cereal, it doesn’t make me sleepy like a big breakfast does and, let’s face it, I’m cheap. Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to buy cereal, but they hotel did furnish us a mini-fridge and Lisa brought along some little cartons…

New Beginnings

All right, here is the new beginning. When I read the part about the beheading, the first thing that comes to mind is the Highlander movies. Maybe this will be true for others also, but this is actually based on Celtic mythology. Paladin draws deeply on Celtic mythology and the Sarmatian culture. As most of…

Saying Goodbye

I’m a wordsmith. It should be easy to find the right words to say goodbye. It should be, but it isn’t. My last night in Savannah I said goodbye to Will in his hotel room. I would have stayed there half the night, but he was exhausted and on the verge of falling asleep even…