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My Favorite Childhood Favorite

My favorite childhood favorite is Barbie Goes to a Party by Jean Bethell, illustrated by Claudine Nankivel. The story details how Barbie spends an afternoon consulting her mother and girlfriends, and how her mother and she advise Barbie’s friend Midge, about what to wear to a party. In the end, everyone wears the same outfit, as per Barbie’s suggestion. So they are all the best dressed at the party!

This book is all about friendship, family, wisdom, ingenuity, and a happily-ever-after ending, much like the romance novels I represent now. Looking back at my early taste in books, the fact I used to read this story to my girls when they were little, and how it still makes me smile, it’s no wonder I enjoy being a literary agent so much. And that I gravitate to stories with happy endings.

Today, if you are throwing a party, I think you should invite me. I still might ask my mother what to wear. I will always ask my husband, although, unlike Barbie’s mother, he will never bake cupcakes during the decision-making process. Today’s book might be titled, Tamela Goes to the ACFW Banquet. I might spend a few moments thinking about what to wear. Some things never change.

Your turn:

What is your favorite childhood book?

Are the characters in your favorite book like you at all?

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Proposals: Comparing Your Writing to Icons

Awhile ago, I was reviewing a proverbial stack of nonfiction and fiction proposals. As I read them, I noticed something. And I saw that something again just recently as I read over proposals during a series of 15-minute meetings with conferees at a writers’ conference. What was that something? In their proposals, …

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Duh Blog

Kyle Idelman’s AHA: The God Moment That Changes Everything (David C. Cook, 2014) is my inspiration today. If ever I write a book, it will be DUH: The Things That Never Change (Big Publisher, 20??) Today, I will reveal those things that are absolute truth that everyone should know. If …

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Why Do You Read?

In keeping with last week’s blog on personal reading, I’m thinking about how, over the years, my reasons for reading a book have changed. When I was a teenager, I would read a book to find out what might happen if I married: 1.) a rich man 2.) a poor …

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