For anything business related, email my assistant, Alison, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. She’ll make sure it gets to my attention promptly.
For information on rights (domestic, foreign, multimedia etc), please contact my agent, Helen Heller, at Helen Heller Agency Inc.
I love to hear reader comments! You can contact me through: email@example.com. Alison will let you know that she’s received your e-mail and passed it on to me. Will I respond personally? For almost ten years I answered every single e-mail. But I’ve now spent two years falling ever further behind as the volume increased exponentially, until I finally reached the point where, with great regret, I have to say no–you probably won’t get a personal response. I’ll read your message and I’ll appreciate it very much, but the most efficient way for me to say “Thanks!” to all readers is through contests, swag, events and free online fiction.
I do have a mailing address, but it is only for bookplate requests (here). Please do not send anything else to that address. It will not reach me. Also, sending anything care of my publisher can take a very, very long time to be forwarded along and still often doesn’t arrive. Please use e-mail!
School Projects & Photographs
I will help with interview projects, to a maximum of 5 questions with 2 weeks notice. Please do not send these by snail mail (see above) Please do not request autographs or photographs. The only signed items I send out are bookplates (see above).
The fastest way to get a question answered is to check the FAQ page or, if it’s not there, to click here and ask it on my “Ask the Author” forum. Otherwise, please send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sending Me Your Art/Videos/Writing/Story Idea
I love to see reader art and videos, and if you have any, please send them to email@example.com. As much as I would love to see readers’ fiction, poetry and story ideas, I’m not allowed to (Alison isn’t even allowed to pass them over to me!) I do have an online writing group on my website, and I urge writers looking for feedback to check out that.
I’m adopting an open box policy for these. If you are an agent/editor looking for a potential quote for a traditionally published book, you can contact my assistant Alison (firstname.lastname@example.org) for my mailing address. If you send the book, it’ll go into the box. If I get time to read it and love it, I’ll respond. If I don’t get it read in time, I may still read it later and recommend it at events etc. Be warned, though, that I only get to a fraction of the books I’m sent. No e-galleys please–they don’t fit in the box .
I no longer answer writing questions via e-mail, but I still answer ones posted in “Ask the Author” on my forums.
For website support (problems with pages, requests for files etc), email my assistant, Alison, at: email@example.com.