A Prayer to Metatron

Probably twelve years or so ago, before my first book was published, I sent a query letter to Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. I got a very nice if perfunctory reply from an editor telling me that they do not consider authors until they have established their voice. This was a polite way of telling me that I needed to be writing magazine articles and/or publishing with a small press before I could hope to be taken seriously by a major player like HBJ. Still, it was advice that I took to heart and, as … [Read more...]


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