Category Archives: Holly Blanck

Hold onto your Hat! 1+1+1+1=4

So, there I was. At the condo in Florida, all on my lonesome. Grinning stupidly at nothing in particular, still feeling wonderful because Holly had just sent back her final comment on the revision from hell, and it was basically … Continue reading

Posted in Bella Pagan, Holly Blanck, Leigh Evans, RWA 2012, St. Martin's Press, The Thing about Werewolves, The Trouble With Fate | 8 Comments

In praise of Holly Blanck

I really hated being edited. I fumed, I sulked, I muttered darkly. I thought my editor, Holly Blanck, was wrong, wrong, wrong. How on earth could she pronounce the book as”wonderful” then tell me it needed major surgery? How could she … Continue reading

Posted in Deidre Knight, Holly Blanck, St. Martin's Press | Tagged | 13 Comments

What does hell look like?

Ladies and Gentlemen–I present to you, my version of Hell. Finished? Okay, now I’ll explain. I am one of the lucky ones. My first novel won me a contest which led to Deidre Knight offering me representation. Then–Holy Hannah!–what followed … Continue reading

Posted in Deidre Knight, Hedi Peacock, Holly Blanck, St. Martin's Press, The Trouble With Fate | Tagged , , , , , , | 24 Comments

The Shower

It used to be I couldn’t take a shower without someone banging on the bathroom door. Even getting out of our shower was complicated–I had to knock on the acrylic glass door to give the snoozing short fat black dog a heads-up before … Continue reading

Posted in Deidre Knight, editing, Hedi, Holly Blanck, new writer, revision, Revision Hell, writing lessons | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments