If you’re currently about to start querying agents, or even if you’re curious to know how the whole “finding an agent” thing works, then this week’s Your Creative Life podcast episode is for you my dears. In episode #029, Vanessa delves into how she got her literary agent, Cassie Hanjian, as well as shares tips on writing an effective query letter. She also chats to Aussie romantic suspense author, Michelle Somers.
Michelle’s heroes and heroines always get their happy ever after, but she’ll put them through one hell of a journey to get there. She’s a member of Romance Writers Australia and America, the Kiss of Death Mystery Suspense Group, Sisters in Crime and the Australian Crime Writers Association. And she’s the treasurer at Melbourne Romance Writer’s Guild. Michelle currently lives in Melbourne with her real life hero and three little heroes in the making.
In this episode, Michelle covers pitching to editors at conferences, and how her successful pitch landed her an offer with Lex Hirst at Penguin Random House for her Lethal in Love series of books. She also shares some valuable tips and advice on writing romance and the importance of a supportive writing group.
To check out Vanessa’s interview with her agent, check out episode #011 of Your Creative Life podcast.