Who is your agent?
The wonderful Lucienne Diver! She’s with The Knight Agency.
Who handles your publicity? Who should I contact to book you for signings, interviews, and so on?
Where can I write to you? Will you sign my books?
I am happy to sign books for readers if they include a self-addressed, stamped return mailer (stamps only, please; no meter postage). I get quite a few requests for signed books, and I simply can’t afford to return them all unless postage is already included. If you want me to sign your book, simply email me with your request and I will give you my mailing address.
If you don’t want me to sign your books, but would like bookmarks or other goodies, just follow the same instructions. I am very slow about sending things back, but rest assured it will get there eventually. If, however, you think I’ve taken way too long, feel free to drop me an email.
How long is the Dirk & Steele series going to be?
I love writing this series, but I can’t answer that question. Sorry! The reason why is that the length of the series will depend on a) whether or not I continue coming up with good ideas, and b) whether or not readers keep enjoying the books.
Is Rictor going to have his own book?
Yes! Dude is totally asking for it. I just don’t know when (although check out THE LAST TWILIGHT for some updates to his story).
Did you have an agent sell your first book?
Nope. I did, however, contact an agent when I had my contract in hand, and I love her. I can’t imagine being in this business without her help (as I said at the top, she’s Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency).
So how did you sell your first book?
Slush pile, baby. I wrote Tiger Eye, and began sending out the first three chapters to all the publishers taking unagented submissions. It took about six to eight months to make my first sale.
How did you get the chance to write an X-Men book?
I was having lunch with my agent, and mentioned that it was a long-time dream to write something for Marvel, in any capacity. She happened to know an editor who was acquiring proposals for X-Men novels, and I sat down and brainstormed. My first couple ideas were rejected, but the last one took, and here I am.
How did you break into writing comic books?
I wrote the X-Men novel, and that got my foot in the door.
Do you allow fan-fiction?
Sure, but please do not send it to me. Do not ask me to read it. Do not describe it to me. Don’t tell me you’re writing it. I cannot have anything to do with your fan-fic, for legal reasons.
I have a great idea for a story / I have a manuscript that I would love you to read / I need something proofread and it’s not very long…
Sorry. Can’t do it. Can’t hear it. I’m not trying to be heartless or rude (though it may seem that way), but a) it’s for legal reasons, and b) I barely have enough time to read my own stuff, let alone everyone else’s.
Who designed your website? I would like to contact him/her.
Taughnee Stone of Endeavor Creative.
Do you really run a taxi service for poodles?
That depends. The only poodle I ever taxi is Daisy, and really, she is more than enough.