I initially went to school to become a journalist, but I always knew I loved fiction too much to pursue it seriously. Eventually I relented and accepted my fate: I was an English major, through and through. Several years, hundreds of books, and 2000 miles later, I found myself in New York working for HarperCollins. Though romance was not an area I saw myself in, I quickly realized that it was a natural fit and am proud to claim it as my genre today.
Oh, I'm so glad you mentioned the website. Certainly everyone needs to visit. You can submit your completed manuscript on the website. Easy-peasy. Well, sorta. Speaking of website, how often do you select manuscripts from the "slush pile"? The best part of working for Avon Impulse is the ever-present possibility of finding an undiscovered gem. We’re reading submissions every day, so there’s always a chance that we’ll find one that we can’t live without!
Hey, she dodged that one like a pro. :-) I will remind everyone that I was fortunate in being Avon Impulses's first slush pile find. The angels were looking down on me that day. Next question is, while reading a manuscript, how long does it usually take before you know whether or not you want to request the full? Why?
That's okay because we need all the advice we can get. See a good friend(s) is an important key to success. I'm so blessed to have so many. Now what question do you wish someone would ask? And what's the answer?
Have you ever become star-struck when meeting an author? If so, who?