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Monday Featured Blog – Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a great weekend ;o) I did, we got a new doggie – he’s 1 year old (same age as Maya) He’s a Shepard/Retriever Mix. Here’s a pic ;o) We love him!

Well, we have a really awesome featured blog today. I expect most of you are following her, but for those who have not had the pleasure, meet Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent – Rants and Ramblings – On Life as a Literary Agent. Her blog is packed full of helpful posts on anything writing. A recent one that I really connected with is Where Rubber Meets Road. The last words in this post are just so eloquent and relevant.

“When your moment of truth comes, remind yourself: They told me it would be hard. This is what hard feels like. I can do this.”

Another great one (trust me I’m finding it hard to pick just a couple – all her posts are fantastic!) is Craft – Story – Voice in which she discusses what makes her say “Yes” to a submission. It’s great stuff folks!

There are certain literary agent blogs every aspiring author should follow – Rachelle Gardner’s is one of them. I learn something in every post – about myself, about writing, about publishing. She has it all. Trust me on that ;o)

Her profile info reads –
I’m a literary agent, a writer and a book editor. I’m the wife of a firefighter, mom of two amazing daughters, and a follower of Christ. I love music, books, Starbucks, American Idol, and everything outdoors.

You can find her on Twitter as RachelleGardner.

Onto another award! Wow, I feel so loved lately – lots of awards ;o) Emily over at The 2010 Numbers Game gave me the Sunshine Award – very cool, thanks so much Emily – make sure to check out her wonderful blog!

I would like to pass this along to all of you – because you all make me smile and bring sunshine to my life ;o) I know I’m cheating, but I can’t pick and choose who to give sunshine to. Come on… ya know me ;o)

If you missed my 2nd Vlog – you can check it out Here. I answer the questions to the lies I told on Friday ;o)

I hope you all have a great Monday – Enjoy ;o)

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12 Responses to “Monday Featured Blog – Rachelle Gardner, Literary Agent”

  1. Diane says:

    Big puppy!

    I enjoy Rachelle’s writing also. She has very practical suggestions.

  2. Jamie D. says:

    Freddie is so cute. Two dogs are always better than one, in my (biased) opinion. 🙂

    Rachelle’s blog is just stellar, isn’t it? So much information from someone who’s incredibly busy every day. I so appreciate that…

    Happy Monday to you (is that an oxymoron? LOL).

  3. I love Rachelle’s blog too. Congrats on your award. You deserve it.

  4. Great choice for a blog feature – they don’t get much better than Rachelle and Nathan Bransford. 🙂

  5. Erica says:

    Diane – She does, she has a great blog!

    Jamie – thanks! We think so too. I agree Maya seems to like having him around ;o) She does a great job!

    Susan – Aww thank you! Yeah, hers was the second literary agent blog I found – after Nathan Bransford’s, of course ;o)

    Shannon – I couldn’t agree more ;o)

  6. I follow her on Blogger and Twitter because of this. Congrats on your award.

  7. Erica says:

    Medeia – Oh yay! I love to hear that ;o) Thank you!

  8. I enjoy Rachelle Gardener’s blog as well. She always has great advice 🙂

  9. Adorable puppy! We love visiting Literary Rants and Rambles as well–chock-full of information every writer NEEDS to know. AKA writer porn.

    Congrats on the award! Well-deserved.

  10. Congrat’s on the Sunshine Award! I agree with everyone, Rachelle’s blog is a must read daily blog.

  11. Erica says:

    Sharon – Thank you! Yes, totally, she has one of the best for sure ;o)

  12. Erica says:

    Jemi – She totally does, great stuff!

    LiLa – Thank you, he’s a handful! LOL Writer porn, classic.

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