Thursday, November 20, 2014


What a week!  Congratulations also to my client Phil Donlay who was a finalist for his thriller, DEADLY ECHOS in the 2014 USA Best Book Awards...

Way to go Phil!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Gentle Readers.

I was honored and privileged to attend last weekend Boucheron Conference where my client Matt Coyle won the Anthony Award for BEST FIRST NOVEL!  Well deserved...
This is what I mean by the thrill of starting new voices - it doesn't get any better.  It was made even sweeter as my friend Otto Penzler made the announcement.  Keep writing, keep believing in yourselves, and keep going!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mary Is On Faculty at the Whidbey Writer's Conference

Hello all you wonderful peeps. I will be on faculty at the Whidbey Writer's Conference this year! Packing my bags as we speak and preparing for a lovely weekend here:

…where on Friday I will be speaking at one of their infamous "Chat House Sessions" with the talented agent Margaret Bail of Inkling Literary. We will attempt to cover what an agent can offer an indie author and what an indie author can anticipate when trying to get an agent. On Saturday I will be listening to author pitches and hopefully finding some gems. As I am not open to unsolicited queries, conferences are a great way for authors to get my attention.

If you are there, say hello!



Follow Mary @Mary_C_Moore
Mary's author page: (yes I write too)

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Dr. Suzana Flores's Book FACEHOOKED Receives a Storm of Attention

Since the launch of Dr. Suzana Flores's book, FACEHOOKED: HOW FACEBOOK AFFECTS OUR EMOTIONS, RELATIONSHIPS, AND LIVES through Reputation Books, Dr. Flores has been swamped with media requests and interviews. It's getting difficult to keep up with her. But we aren't surprised.

Facebook is a worldwide phenomenon and has captivated so many of us. I use Facebook constantly in promotion of my clients and their events. And I also use it to blow of steam. I get some personal satisfaction and relief seeing what others are up to, watching cute animal videos, and looking at the beautiful or heartwarming photos that people post. 

However, there is a shadow side to Facebook use. And it's usually seen in those moments such as when we're angry, have diminished impulse control, and post something on someone's wall to shame them. Or maybe we are mad at our adult kids and decide to strike out. Most of us have found ourselves in a situation at one time or another where we've questioned ourselves around our Facebook use. 

Or, we've been the victim of someone else...

Dr. Flores's book offers deep insight into Facebook use and cites more than fifty case studies in her book. FACEHOOKED is one of those books that is hard to put down. And it's a great book for parents unsure of how to navigate social-media use with their teens. Traditional publishers couldn't identify the audience for this book. So we are very happy that Reputation Books agreed to take this on, and all this media interest is certainly showing us that there is, indeed, an audience for this book.

Dr. Flores was interviewed on WGN Radio by Matt Bubala. The interview was eye-opening, especially around the topic of teen use of social media. To listen to the interview, click here

Chicagoist ran a great review of the book. To read the review, click here.

To sign up for Dr. Flores's newsletter or learn more about her, visit her website at

Most important, to BUY Dr. Flores's book in hard cover or e-book format, click here

I think Dr. Flores is a rising star in the media and entertainment world as a consultant on social media use. She's highly educated, a great public speaker, has quick wit (otherwise how could she be on the Mancow Show?), deeply understands the human condition, and truly wants to help others. 

So keep your eye on Dr. Flores. And if you are in the Chicago or San Francisco areas, visit one of her signings:


Saturday, October 18th - Open Books - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 1st - Powell's Books - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


December - Book Passage Bookstore - Corte Madera

Thursday, October 2, 2014



It is an exciting morning walking into the office to find final copies of Allen Eskens' The Life We Bury, which will be available for purchase on October 14. Allen has already garnered tremendous support with a starred review from Publishers Weekly, selection as one of Library Journal’s Editors' Fall Picks, and being featured on LibraryReads October Top 10 list. We are thrilled that everyone will be able to pick up a copy of this terrific debut literary mystery/thriller soon!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Writer's Digest Bootcamp, again!

As summer winds down the book business always picks up, and I made a high, five figure deal recently with Minotaur for a debut crime thriller, COLLECTING THE DEAD by Spencer Kope.  Stay tuned…

Today we are going to be online with writers asking us questions for our third Writer's Digest University Bootcamp Seminar - HOW TO CRAFT QUERY LETTERS, OPENING PAGES, SYNOPSES AND NON-FICTION THAT GET NOTICED!  We are looking forward to working with the writers that have signed up, and we will be critiquing their first ten pages with their query letters for the next ten days :-)

Happy Fall to all - keep writing and don't get discouraged.  There are lots of great agents that want to find new voices…


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

LAMENTATION Library Journal Review

The reviews for my author Joe Clifford's book keep on coming.  LAMENTATION received a review in Library Journal.  Congratulations, Joe!