For anything business related, email my assistant, Alison, at: email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alison will let you know that she’s received your e-mail and passed it on to me. Will I respond personally? For ten years I answered every single e-mail. But after a few years of falling ever further behind as the volume increased exponentially, I finally reached the point where–with great regret–I had 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 and swag giveaways.
I do have a mailing address, but it is only for bookplate requests (here). Please do not send anything else to that address. 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.)
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 have 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.
Updated 2016: I get far more books in my box than I can read, especially given my current schedule. And as I get busier, I get pickier about what I’ll finish, much less blurb. Last year, I only blurbed one book. If you’re thinking of sending me a galley, I’d strongly advise saving the postage and sending it to an author who can be more helpful. Sorry!
I no longer answer writing questions via e-mail. Below you’ll find a link to other writing resources on my site.
For website support (problems with pages, requests for files etc), email my assistant, Alison, at: email@example.com.