I look at this man and I think, What a fantastic job he has!
Of course, writing about pirates is almost as good. Today, though, it’s all about shape-shifters and very bad men, and I’m almost there! Almost! I can taste the end.
Among the ironies of today’s book industry is the fact that good writers struggle to get published, while celebrities who can’t write get big book contracts. Lots of people complain about it. But not literary agent Madeleine Morel, who has figured out a way to exploit these facts�she represents no authors, only writers�ghostwriters, that is. Morel’s clients have written seven New York Times bestsellers in the past two years, three of which have reached number one. Though Morel’s tight-lipped when it comes to revealing specifics, she would let slip a few of her writers’ recent hits: there’s The Biggest Loser (Rodale), the TV tie-in diet book, which, according to PW, sold more than 150,000 copies in 2005; and numerous books by lifestyle guru and perennially bestselling author Dr. Phil (published by Free Press).
Ha! Dr. Phil. That makes me laugh.
And one last thing for you romance readers and writers.