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Would you buy this book?

Stage actor and part-time hairdresser Nathalie Qadir befriends three polite young Muslim men in her immigrant neighborhood in London; they fill a hole in her heart where her brother once was. She doesn’t realize that terrorist financier and ideologue Abn … Continue reading

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Today… momentum

I am shaking like a leaf… I don’t know if that’s good or bad. Since my last post I’ve worked very sporadically on my book. If I had to guess, I’d say I was chickenshit about getting more rejections, so … Continue reading

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Working the query…

With the help of the Book Doctors, I’ve worked on my query to see if there’s a way to get more interest. They said the text is great – it’s the query that’s not grabbing the agents. I am not … Continue reading

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I usually don't quote French people.

One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience. -George … Continue reading

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FIve? This has stopped being cute.

I felt I was on my way when I got two rejections. Now that they’ve reached five, even with some lovely apologies mixed in, I feel less sanguine about it. And of course the fact that everything has gone straight … Continue reading

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