Sisters in Crime Archives - Joanna Campbell Slan

Back from GASC and ALA

Wow, what a fun-filled, exciting weekend I had! It started with a class on journaling at ScrapbooksPlus! in Chantilly on Wednesday night. (Yeah, I know that’s not the weekend, but my weekends start early.) We had so much fun that Debbie Chabot has invited me back to teach journaling again. We’ve also scheduled a second […]

Why You Need an Agent–and Query Letters that Worked–Part I

I promised to write about agents, so here I go. Let’s start with the four ways for getting an agent that I personally know work:* 1. Pitch an agent at a writers’ conference–meet the agent face-to-face and tell him/her about your book. SleuthFest is a great writers’ conference for this. So’s Crime Bake. Why? They […]

Getting Published–Additional Resources

Last night I taught “Getting Published” to a group of about 20 people at Lewis & Clark Community College in Edwardsville, IL. My “students” were great. What a terrific, thoughtful and motivated group of people. Wow. They really kept me on my toes. To follow up, here’s a list of resources and a few terms […]