• October 11, 2016

    Ask the Agent: Names, Trends, and Agents


    We’re doing “Ask the Agent” all this month — your chance to ask that question you’ve long wanted to run by a literary agent. It’s been nice to see so many people send in their questions. If YOU have a …

  • October 6, 2016

    Ask the Agent: Platforms, Pen-names, and Dreams


    We’re taking the month of October to do “Ask the Agent.” So what’s the question you’ve always wanted to ask a literary agent? Here are some that have come in recently…

    Recognizing I have started to build my platform much

  • September 28, 2016

    Ten Bookstores in Five Days (a guest blog)


    I used to think that the answers to everything could be found in books.

    Now the internet has all the answers…or does it? I rarely find depth in Google offerings. So when I want to research something, I still turn …

  • September 26, 2016

    What makes a great first line?


    brick green no smile b:wIf you’re not familiar with me from my previous blog posts here (I stopped months ago) or my wildly popular Twitter account (where I’ve tweeted exactly six times in the past two years), my name is Erin Buterbaugh and I …

  • September 21, 2016

    What have you always wanted to ask an agent?


    I started this blog nearly ten years ago (we’re coming up on the ten year anniversary for this blog), as a way to simply answer the questions writers have about the process. Some people wanted to ask about writing, others …

  • September 19, 2016

    The most overlooked marketing opportunity…


    I try not to always blog about book marketing, since I don’t want this blog to sound like Johnny-One-Note (though I would say between 60 and 70% of the questions I’m sent have to do with marketing and publicity), but …

the books

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The Wedding Dress

Rachel Hauck

Charlotte owns a chic Birmingham bridal boutique. Dressing brides for their big day is her gift . . . and her passion. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can’t she find the perfect dress…or feel certain she should marry Tim?

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The Remains

Vincent Zandri

It’s been thirty years since the terrifying abduction of twin sisters Rebecca and Molly Underhill by a deranged man who lived in a cabin behind their house in upstate New York. Fearful of retribution against their family, the girls kept the incident secret...


Here to Stay

Melissa Tagg

The Hunzikers and the Kingsleys may not get along, but Blake knows Autumn's the only one who can help him. She agrees to a trade--she'll help with the Festival and he'll help with inn repairs. But what was meant to be a simple deal quickly becomes much more than that when the guy who's done running away joins forces with the girl who can't wait to leave.