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Kicking Off The 2020 Conference Season

Hi all, I’m delighted to announce that the 2020 conference season is now underway. I kicked off the year last weekend taking remote pitches at THE CRUCIBLE, a writers conference by bestselling author, Angie Fenimore. There were a number of pitch opportunities that weekend, and I’m incredibly grateful to Angie for the chance to expand my exposure as a junior literary agent by meeting a TON of authors and hearing about their books. If you follow me on social media, you may have encountered me gushing about this event already. It is such a humbling experience meeting authors. I know that many times, it’s the first time you’ve pitched to an agent. What an incredibly intimidating thing to do. You guys are so courageous! The thing to remember is agents are just people, the same as you. I’m likely as nervous as you are. It just feels more stressful because under that professional exterior, you might be banking your hopes on representation, and I am hoping to find the next great read….no pressure, right? So, …

First Print Listing!!!

I am so grateful to be included with these two extremely talented ladies. I have so much to learn! If you’re a Christian author, I hope you will consider looking into Steve Laube’s book of publishing resources for writers. And if you’re looking for representation, check out the Metamorphosis website for web form queries (NOT email) if you’d like to submit. Thank you for reading and happy Epiphany!

In Print & Online: Announcing Issue 90

Hey all. I used to pretty consistently post these updates but I missed the last couple of issues. Sorry about that. You can catch up on my recent reviews here. Anyway, I am pleased to announce that the November 2019 reviews for The Historical Novel Society are now available online. Check out the full reviews (and great articles) at: The Historical Novel Society. You can find the print reviews in Issue #90 of the Historical Novel Review (HNR). For this issue, I have two reviews appearing, including Lady Takes the Case, (the first in the Manor Cat Mysteries), by Eliza Casey, and The Number of Love (book one of the Codebreakers series) by Roseanna M. White. Between the two, the latter was more my speed, but only because I generally don’t read a lot of crime. So, if you’re a crime reader and you love small British towns, check out Casey’s novel. I hope you find plenty of new favorite historical reads from among the many fine reviews available at HNR. Remember to please support …

Back From Another Conference

Another weekend come and gone and with it, Gateway Con 2019, the third-annual conference for writers held at the beautiful Renaissance Hotel in St. Louis, MO. If you missed it, you missed more than the great speakers, readers and workshops, you also missed out on the loud and occasionally raucous after party. If you haven’t noticed, writers like to decompress after the stresses of speaking, pitching, and sometimes, hand-to-hand combat, and there’s nothing quite like a party for networking. Before it sounds like all fun and games, I wore a few different hats this year, running the registration table for a couple of hours, attempting to keep people pitching on track (it’s harder than it sounds), networking and even sitting in on an “Ask the Agent” session and both learning a lot about the trade and offering some feedback from my own experiences. As one eager writer expressed it, “Literary agents are the rock stars of a writing conference”. I don’t know that that’s true, but getting to know other agents and hearing some of …

I am a Junior Agent!

Dear friends, Now that it’s official, I am pleased to announce that at my internship with Metamorphosis, I have been promoted to a Junior Agent. I am beyond thrilled at this unique opportunity to discover talented writers and help them pursue their dreams of publication. What a responsibility; what a gift! Thanks to Stephanie Hansen for believing in me, and to Patty Carothers for being such an awesome guide, and most especially, to the Author of All Things, Jesus Christ, who orchestrated a twist in my story I never saw coming. For those of you who are writers seeking representation, and have stumbled onto my blog, you’re welcome to hop on over to Metamorphosis and see what I’m currently looking for in terms of audience level and genre fiction. For everyone else, thank you for reading and God bless you. Keep reaching higher, Lauren Miller