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Interview with MJ ROSE, author of The Reincarnationist

Do you believe in reincarnation? Author MJ Rose believes so, along with 60 million others in America and this inspired her to write,Reincarnationist.JPG (14346 bytes) THE REINCARNATIONIST, her ninth book, a suspenseful historical thriller about gripping revelations on humanity and beyond.

Her book, released on Sept. 1, appears to have been smoldering inside of MJ all of her life as she tells how it started although she didn't know it would be a book one day.

"When I was three years old, I told my great grandfather things about his childhood in that there was simply no way I could have known. He became convinced I was a reincarnation of someone in his past. Over time, after more incidents, my mother - a very sane and logical woman - also came to believe it."

Read my interview with this fascinating author on the Algonkian Writers Conferences website.

Interview with PATRY FRANCIS, author of The Liar's Diary

Patry Francis, author of THE LIARS DIARY, has a photo of her grandfather, John Joseph Heney, hanging over her desk because…"in all my life, I've never known a finer, more intelligent man, and because it reminds me daily how fortunate I am to do the work I do." It also recalls his personal two word motto: 'No kick.' In John's era it meant 'no complaints' and it reflected his personal brand of tough optimism. Patry worked as a waitress for twenty-five years and then, in 2005, she sold THE LIARS DIARY to Dutton. Her work has also appeared in the Ontario Review, The Massachusetts Review, the Tampa Review, and The American Poetry Review.'" 

Read the interview at
Her website can be found at

Email or Snail mail an Agent?

Ever wonder what literary agents prefer: an email or snail mail query for your novel or manuscript? I’ve expanded my earlier article, “Desperately Seeking an Agent” and have interviews with several New York literary agents and their thoughts on email verses snail mail queries.

One agent believes agents’ preference for email or snail mail is a generational issue. “First of all, opinions about email are definitely colored by generational considerations. Younger editors and agents prefer it as the communication method of choice to us older fogies …”

Take a look at and see the best way to pitch your book – a must read for everyone seeking an agent.

Other Publications

I've been writing all my life first as a journalist, editor, and professional photographer and then as a freelance writer with my work published in The New York Times, Oceans, Diversion, and American and Popular Photographer magazines. I was also the editor-in-chief of Carolina Style magazine, a regional lifestyle publication similar to Southern Living magazine with national distribution.

For a look at my technical articles click on "Sample Articles" on the home page.

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