Friday, November 30, 2012
Dear Writers, Authors, Lovers of Books,
I have much to do. As a literary agent, I am constantly reading and considering, sending manuscripts with thoughtful intent, and frankly, just trying to publish every writer I deem worthy. I do not need people following me - I have too many emails now that I can't possibly address - guilt is one of those things that I have learned to live with. This is the New World - I get it, but I'm not happy that I can't personally answer all the queries I receive. Please keep trying, and if you don't receive a timely response, send your query again. It's our responsibility to read and review your work, professionally. We try to do our best. Good work will always rise to the top - no question about it. Keep going and know that we are there to help. I wish you the happiest of the holiday season.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Kimberley and I are excited to announce that we have finalized three book deals this week!
Kimberley sold her client Doug Burgess's THE FIRE GODS: IMAGINING EMPIRE IN THE AGE OF STEAM, which documents the development of the steam engine with regards to the annihilation of space, and suggests that as the motivating force behind imperialism, the steam engine was among the most destructive forces of the nineteenth century, to Elizabeth Demers at Potomac Books, for publication in Spring 2014.
I was fortunate to sell digital rights for two of my projects:
Art Kerns’s debut THE RIVIERA CONTRACT, in which a retired FBI agent/CIA contractor accepts a “low risk” assignment in the Cote d’Azur and finds himself in a tangle with U.S. and French Intelligence and the target of a terrorist trifecta, each with its own agenda, to Mary Cummings at Diversion Books, for publication in Spring 2013.
Garrett Calcaterra’s DREAMWIELDER, in which a young girl with supernatural abilities and of royal blood embarks on an epic journey to harness her power and free an empire from tyranny and the war against magic, to Mary Cummings at Diversion Books, for publication in Spring 2013.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Award winning author of the Tom Hickey California crime novels, Ken Kulken, gave a quote for Matt Coyle's YESTERDAY'S ECHO (Oceanview Publishing).
"Anyone who wishes, as I do, that Raymond Chandler had written more novels ought to read Matt Coyle's YESTERDAY'S ECHO, which zings with wit while it convinces us that police, politicos, and business folk can be as mean and corrupt as ever."
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Kimberley was recently interviewed by Marin Magazine for an article titled, "The New Art of Publishing."
Follow the link, scroll to page 58 and enjoy!
Below is a link to photos taken by Ted Weinstein at the Books & Booze cocktail party held at Chronicle Books earlier this month. Take a look; you just may see some faces you recognize in the bunch.
Kimberley Cameron & Associates was well represented at the event. I believe there were eight of us who attended the event, three agents and five readers.