For Writers


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You’ve finished a book and written “The end.”
First off, congratulations!!! This is a big F’g deal.
It seems as if everybody WANTS to write a book, but few people ever do.
So pat yourself on the back. Pour a big old glass of booze or eat a piece of delicious chocolate. Buy yourself a new guitar or pair of shoes. Whatever floats your boat. But celebrate.
And then … get back to work.
You are going to need to fortify yourself to dive into the query trenches.
This book is going to help you navigate your way on that journey: from crafting your query, researching agents, writing the dreaded synopsis, and tracking your progress until …. you get THE CALL!
You are going to learn how to polish a query that will stand out from the hundreds of queries an agent gets EVERY day.
This book will walk you through every step of the process and give you examples of what has worked.
I have talented friends—okay full disclosure, I have ONE friend out of my hundreds of writer friends—who had the Cinderella-story-nab-an-agent-then-amazing-book-deal in the blink of an eye.
This book is not about that.
This book is about how the REST of us get agents and book deals.
In this book I will share with you what worked for me and how I am now a professional writer with five published books under my belt.
If you have the Cinderella story, well then God bless you and carry on. But for most of us, it’s going to take some skills, stubbornness, and the willingness to improve as a writer, in order to find the right agent and get a book deal. This book will help you get there.

Here’s what reviewers say:

5.0 out of 5 stars A query guide peppered with stories and serious how-to awesomeness.
By Katrina Ariel on February 27, 2017

I laughed so much reading this book. And I learned lots. I was given a copy for an honest review, and loved it. This guide on queries is delivered with relevant, well-told stories. Often funny stories. The thing reads like you’re having a conversation with a cool author friend who has taken the time to tell you how she made it, and how you can, too. Like a sassy coach in your corner.

I especially liked the fact that this book goes over what to look for in an agent, query process etiquette, questions to ask if you get an offer, and tips on how to write a synopsis. If you’re a writer looking for query help, I encourage you to buy this book. Laugh and learn.

5.0 out of 5 stars You Need This if You’re Querying
By Cristina Pippa on February 28, 2017

For writers querying agents for the first or the hundredth time, this guide is packed with advice and is highly entertaining! Kristi is an accomplished author who coaches other writers and teaches a class called “Snagging an Agent.” I particularly appreciate how this book advocates for writers’ “dedication, perseverance, and willingness to continually improve.”

5.0 out of 5 stars Must-read for querying writers!
BySamantha on February 27, 2017

This is a fan-fucking-tastic query guide! If you are querying, just buy it. Not only does it break down querying into understandable steps, but it’s a fun read. She even gives you permission to buy a guitar at one point. If this is your first time querying, it’ll save you hours of staring at the computer trying to figure things out. If it’s your second time querying, you’ll wish you had it last time around. All around great advice!