Thursday, June 29, 2017

Deadpoint’s Book Release

Over 40 of my friends, fellow authors and my old Bunco group attended my book release and signing party in Austin.  I want to express a special “Thank You” to Terri Schexnayder with Writing, Editing and Marketing Services ( for organizing a very special and successful event for me.  It was great to see many of my old friends to talk about Deadpoint and to hear about all the events that the Texas Writer League and Sisters in Crime are providing for Texas Authors.  Thank all you who attended and very special appreciation to those people who purchased Deadpoint.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

“An Afternoon with the Author” featuring Helen Ginger, author of DEADPOINT

Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

ABOUT DEADPOINT: A dead maintenance supervisor and an intrusive firebrand preacher have popped up at Hart of Atlantis Park and Aquarium in the Hill Country. Although divorced from Michael Lansing, the park’s security officer, Codie Hart resolves to work with him to protect her family’s business. When a skilled, ritualistic killer arrives to steal newly developed technology and seek revenge on an old enemy, Michael must decide how to protect Codie and the park without reliving his past.

Born in Georgia, Helen Ginger moved to Texas when she was ten. She lives in the Hill Country west of Austin, Texas, with her husband Dave. From her office window, she can see squirrels, armadillos, deer, jackrabbits, and all kinds of birds. Author of mysteries, ANGEL SOMETIMES and DISMEMBERING THE PAST, she has also been a mermaid, a college instructor, President of the Sisters in Crime Heart of Texas chapter, board member and executive director of the Writers League of Texas, and volunteer chair for the Texas Book Festival. In 2005, Helen received a Fellowship from the Brown Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Agents on the Move

Allison Hunter has joined the Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency as an agent. Previously she was an agent at Inkwell Management, and at SKLA will continue to actively acquire literary and commercial fiction, memoir, narrative nonfiction, cultural studies and pop culture. 

Agent Sara Megibow, who recently left the Nelson Literary Agency, is joining KT Literary.
Nan Vermylen Thornton will join Zachary Shuster Harmsworth as an agent. 

Stephen Barbara will move to Inkwell Management on January 5 after six years at Foundry Literary + Media, and he will be followed by all 50 of his clients.

Rayhane Sanders will join Lippincott Massie McQuilkin as Agent, effective January 1, continuing to build her list of upmarket and literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, and memoir. 
Sheree Bykofsky Associates has taken over the list of DSM Agency.

Natasha Alexis and Lana Popovic have joined Chalberg & Sussman as agents. Both were previously at Zachary Shuster Harmsworth

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Hi everyone.

I found out last night that the cover of Angel Sometimes is up for an award. The winner will be the one that gets the most votes. So far, I have some votes, but Angel Sometimes will need more to win.

The voting goes on all week and you can vote once every day.

If you can vote, that'd be much appreciated. I'd really like for Patty Henderson, my cover artist, to win.

Thank you

Monday, December 01, 2014

Angel Sometimes Speaks Up

  I started writing Angel Sometimes a couple of years ago. She came into my head and wouldn't leave.  I had finished the first of many drafts of her story when I was awarded a four-week scholarship to the Vermont Studio Center.

For four weeks, I wrote, walked, met other authors, wrote, listened to lectures, wrote…. Did I mention that I wrote? Then I came home and edited and wrote some more. I gave Angel the job of swimming as a mermaid because I knew she could do it. I swam for four years as a mermaid while I was getting my B.A. and M.A. 

It took a while before I felt the book was done. Not long after it was published, Angel Sometimes was awarded a USA Best Book Award.  As you might guess, I was hop-around-the-office happy. But what was even more fun was talking with readers who emailed me.

I can't speak for other authors, but for me, my days are mostly spent typing on the computer, re-reading what I typed, catching grammar mistakes, and re-reading some more. An email from a reader or a "hi" on my Author Facebook Page is great. For a few minutes, I'm connected to a reader.

What this all boils down to is: listen to the voices in your head. Write down what they say. If it's a character talking to you, pay attention. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Hi everyone. Thank you for dropping by.

I'm not here today because I'm over at The Writers Lens. Come over and say hi.

I'm answering questions in the post:

How much fact is in your fiction? 

What's the highest compliment someone could make about your writing?

What movie star would be perfect for (your main character) and why?

Would you share a bit about your next project?

Where to Find Angel Sometimes and Helen

If you have other questions, leave them in the comment section. I'm happy to answer them.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Publisher's Lunch 11-4-2014

Here's more news from Publisher's Lunch:

Former ceo of Atlantic Books Toby Mundy has established  his own literary agency, Toby Mundy Associates. He will use Ed Victor Ltd.'s service operation Bedford Square Literary Management for "turn-key back-office service." 

Caitie Flum has joined Liza Dawson Associates as assistant agent, also working on audio rights for the agency. Previously she was editorial coordinator of Bookspan's Children's Book Club.
Natasha Alexis and Lana Popovic have joined Chalberg & Sussman as agents. Both were previously at Zachary Shuster Harmsworth, where Alexis supported business affairs and Popovic managed international rights.

Dave Fessenden formerly acquisitions editor at CLC Publications, has joined WordWise Media Services as literary agent.
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