I'm over my rant from yesterday. I realize I might have come across a bit harsh, but I just can't stand authors bashing other authors. As if it isn't hard enough for all of us... even those who are well known. They, after all, have high expectations and a few targets on their chests. And how quickly readers turn from, "hey, this is the best book ever... she is the best author ever," to "wow, she's so over paid and overrated."
Well, I thought my rant was over.
Okay, now it's over.
Folio Literary Agency just launched it's new blog. Monday was their inaugural post, a good one about queries, which seems an apt place to start with a new blog, since that seems to be the things most new authors are interested in.
Folio is one of my favorite agencies, even though they didn't have a blog before. They were one of my top 3, and one of the three that requested a partial from me. They have a number of ace agents, any of which would be a great agent for those of you collecting names.
Agent Jeff Klein posted a query he recently received about a book told from the point of view of a dog, called The Art of Racing in the Rain. Janet Reid also wrote a post about it today, and it looks like the book is soon to be published. I am always excited to hear about successes like this. Even though this isn't Garth's first book, even though he had an agent prior to Jeff, even though he had plenty of credentials, I'm excited that this might be the book that really skyrockets him. I hope it is. I know I'll be in line to buy it.