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When the Door Closes, Cut Out a Window by Heather Novak

Hello Nights of Passion! I’m typing this blog post with TWO HANDS! That’s right, my wrist is finally out of the brace and I am able to use it for a few hours at a time. Whew. So, let’s get … Continue reading

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Agent Jennifer Johnson-Blalock’s Perspective on Pitching by Heather Novak

What’s preparing for an in-person pitch like for an author?  “…palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy…” Okay, yes. Sometimes I think in Eminem lyrics, I am from Detroit. But what about the “other side?” What do agents think … Continue reading

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Be Open to a New Opening by Heather Novak

As I navigate down the “looking for an agent” highway, I’m struck by how important it is to never stop learning and striving for what you want. With several partials/fulls of my manuscript out, and an ever growing pile of … Continue reading

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How NOT to Get an Agent by Heather Novak

On Twitter, I follow several agents because I think they’re awesome follows. Some of them I query, some of them I don’t, some of them reject me, some of them ask for more material. Searching for an agent is tough, but just … Continue reading

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Pitch Perfect by Heather Novak

What is it like to pitch to an agent? Terrifying, exciting, heartbreaking, reviving. I’ve had agents read my pitches silently, others read them out loud, and still others where I verbally pitched to them. Every time is terrifying, but the more you … Continue reading

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My Weekend Fling by Heather Novak

Hello Conference Hangover! The Chicago North RWA threw a SPECTACULAR conference this year called Spring Fling 2016! It was a chart topper for me. Close to home, full of authors I adored, as well as an awesome group of editors and … Continue reading

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A Grand Announcement by Leia Shaw

So remember me talking a while back about changes and going forward and taking my career to the next level and blah blah blah? Well, now I can announce what the hell I was talking about. I have officially signed … Continue reading

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