I’m actually online quite a bit (see Twitter and Facebook links to your right), so I’m not that hard to find. But there are rules, like with everything. Here are mine:
For bloggers who are interested in ARCs of any of my upcoming books: Bloggers can contact the publicity department through the general Torpublicity@tor.com email address and ask for a galley/book/blog tour addition, and get added to the request list that way, but there’s no guarantee that everyone will get a copy. Review copies will also be put up at NetGalley as the dates get closer.
Bookstore owners who want to schedule an event or signing may use the same email address above and put “Request for appearance” and my name in the subject. The publicist changes per book, but the whole publicity team is terrific and will help you set up the event.
To email me directly, you can send information to: firstname.lastname@example.org. I don’t give out my phone number or home address. Sorry.
I’m not mentoring right now.
I limit my formal critiques to the Brenda Novak Auction for Juvenile Diabetes. Check there every year. You’ll probably see one or more offers for critiques in exchange for a donation to Brenda’s cause.
Please know before you email me:
- I don’t have time to read your book. I just don’t.
- I can’t recommend you to my agent unless I read your book, which means I can’t.
- I’m limiting my cover blurbs to only those submitted by by my editor or agent. If you have a book published by one of the Macmillan/Tom Doherty imprints and would like me to blurb it, have your editor contact my editor, Melissa Singer. If you’re represented by Writers House and would like me to blurb your book, have your agent contact my agent, Merrilee Heifetz. Sorry. There are only so many hours in the day.
- In rare occasions, I will look at publishing contracts because I’m active with SFWA’s Writer Beware program and also offer advice at several other sites, like AllExperts and AbsoluteWrite. I don’t give legal advice. Know that right up front. I’m not an attorney and I won’t tell you whether a contract clause is legal. What I CAN do is tell you what questions to ask an attorney that you’ve hired to speed up the process and help limit the cost. Always hire an attorney if you don’t have an agent. I can’t stress that strongly enough. ALWAYS!