On behalf of FinePrint Literary Management, I am thrilled to be able to welcome debut novelist and urban fantasy writer Kelly Gay into the fold as a new client.
Kelly is the 2005 RWA Golden Heart finalist in the paranormal category and a 2005 Laurie winner for best single title romance novel. She is also a recipient of the 2005/2006 North Carolina Arts Council grant fellowship in writing. Kelly also keeps a blog here, one that I'm sure she'll be updating more frequently going forward.
An important thing to note about Kelly: She very nearly sold me on the strength of her query letter alone; it was one of the most tightly-constructed and concise queries I've read, with a great one-sentence first-paragraph hook that drew me in from the moment I opened her email. She'd obviously put a great deal of thought into it, and not one word was wasted. Once we get her book sold, I may actually ask Kelly for permission to post her query online; I really think a lot of aspiring authors would benefit from seeing how carefully she constructed those six short paragraphs.
Anyway, welcome to FinePrint, Kelly!