The first thing you need to know is I love interacting with folks. I really do.
The second thing you need to know is that there are only 24 hours in a day, and I need to sleep. I really do.
So before you drop me a line, please do check out my answers to frequently asked questions below. You might also give a look to the “Search” bar just over there to the left.
If you still have questions after all that, please do use the link to my academic life at the bottom of this page to drop me a line.
And for any and all publicity requests, please contact:
Publicist | Tor & Forge Books
175 Fifth Avenue | 13th Fl | New York, NY 10010
646-307-5402 | Diana.Griffin [AT] tor.com
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: How do I get to be a writer?
A: You write. Sorry if that sounds flippant, but it’s really not. A writer is one who writes. Want to be a novel writer? Go write a novel. And, most importantly of all, finish it. Same goes for your short story, your poem, or your manifesto for world domination. The simple fact is that most would-be writers don’t finish what they write. Most of those who finish don’t send their work out to editors. Since both those tasks are required for publication, you will have done well just to get that far. Finish, submit, and apply what you’ve learned to the next project. After that, it’s just luck of the draw, kid.
Q: Will you read my unpublished [book, story, play, poem, rap, screed against pigeons]? Will you introduce me to your agent?
A: Unless you’re enrolled in one of my classes, there are all sorts of legal reasons why I can’t really look at your unpublished work. Sorry. As for my agent, I am represented by Paul Stevens of Donald Maass Literary Agency. He’s a very nice chap, and a look at his website will tell you if he’s seeking new clients. If he is, send him a query via their submission guidelines. You don’t need little old me to close that loop!
Q: I’ve read everything here, and I’ve searched your website and I still have this question that I want to ask. How do I do that?
A: Thanks for checking through things first. This must be one doozy of a question! Please do send it to me via a friendly email through my university contact. I’ll answer it as soon as I can, and I am grateful for your patience in not expecting an immediate response.