A Day in the Life of a Literary Agent

By Linda Pratt It’s always interesting when people ask what I do professionally. I tell them that I’m a literary agent, and, more often than not, the next question is: What publisher do you work for? This very question shows me how little most people really know about the down and dirty parts of an … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Literary Agent

Are ‘Bad Women’ Characters Really the Author? Interview with Laura Sims

By Julie Chibbaro I was fortunate to share the stage with author and librarian Laura Sims at a local reading event (check out the ongoing Spring Street series), and I happened to fall in love with Laura for this reason: She seemed really humble and genuine, despite the content of her fantastically successful recent novel Looker. … Continue reading Are ‘Bad Women’ Characters Really the Author? Interview with Laura Sims

Year End Roundup – Our Favorite Posts!

by Jody Strimling-Muchow   In only one year, Get Lit Beacon has become an indispensable part of my writing life. Just the chance to spend a couple of hours a month in a room full of people as passionate about words as I am is a gift. Add thought-provoking and inspiring guest speakers and the … Continue reading Year End Roundup – Our Favorite Posts!

A Unique Burden: Interview with Writer Leland Cheuk

by Julie Chibbaro Some writers, even though they’re so different from you, make you want to be just like them. I think of Leland Cheuk, whom I met over fifteen years ago at the Squaw Valley Writers Conference, as one of those writers—despite our differences, I admire him so much. At Squaw Valley, Leland and … Continue reading A Unique Burden: Interview with Writer Leland Cheuk

Her Superpower: Interview with Author Lily Burana

by Julie Chibbaro You’re alone in a room. There’s nothing around you that can distract you. No one needs you. You’ve made it this way. Because you have a priority, and that is to put down one word after another and make sense to someone other than yourself. You have to do this well, or … Continue reading Her Superpower: Interview with Author Lily Burana