How can I get in touch with you?
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or you can send snail mail to POB 4248, Tallahassee, FL 32303.
I'm an editor or publisher who wants
to acquire rights to one of your books. Who should I contact?
My agent is Howard Morhaim of the Howard Morhaim Literary
Agency in New York City. Please contact him. If you don't
have his contact information, please contact me at email@example.com.
I'm a book reviewer or book review
editor looking for high-quality images of the covers to your
latest books and a press release about the book. Where can
I find this information?
Please refer to the Press Kit section of the web site, accessible
from the home page. It should have everything you need. If
it doesn't, please email me and let me know.
Are you reading unsolicited manuscripts
for the Ministry of Whimsy?
Not currently, but check the Ministry of Whimsy Web site for
the most up-to-date information.
Do you read unpublished manuscripts
by beginning writers?
No. Because I have a full-time job and limited time to write,
I can't really help out, except to say research the current
markets and send your work out to the places that fit the
kind of writing you do. Now, if you're at a signing or reading
of mine and you want to discuss markets, etc., I'll be happy
Do you care where readers buy your
Right now, my books have spotty distribution in the U.S. For
that reason, because it's usually a kind of "equal amount
of difficulty" issue, I prefer readers buy my books directly
from the publisher, Amazon.com, or an independent bookstore.
Prime Books prefers you order through Amazon, while Golden
Gryphon, publisher of my Secret Life collection, prefers you
order through their Website (www.goldengryphon.com). In the
United Kingdom, my publisher is Pan MacMillan and the books
are widely available in the chain stores, and I'd prefer you
buy them in the way that's easiest for you.
What are you currently working on?
I'm in the last stages of an Ambergris novel called "Shriek:
An Afterword". After that, I'll finish off another Amergris
novel called "The Zamilon File" and yet another
one called "Fragments from a Drowned City." In addition,
I'll be working on gathering together the work for my nonfiction
collection from Monkey Brain, out in October 2004, and fleshing
out a new story cycle, of which I have two stories so far--"The
City" and "Three Days in a Border Town," with
a third in the works called "The Circus on the Bridge".
I'm also working on a series of retold myths, mostly South
Pacific in origin, the first of which is called "Shark
God Versus Octopus God." All of this should keep me busy
for several years.
Will you ever edit another anthology
It appears I'll be editing Leviathan 5 and all Levs thereafter,
with Forrest Aguirre, editor of Lev4, creating his own new
anthology series. We both thought this would be a positive
thing, in that Forrest can put his stamp on a new series much
more easily, and it creates two anthology series for idiosyncratic
fiction. But I won't be editing Leviathan 5 until at least
2006, so hold off on queries for now.