speaking in San Miguel de Allende (2018), photo by J. Alistair Palmer

Before you contact me, I must emphasize: I am not a literary agent and I am not a publisher. However, here’s how to find an agent, and here’s how to find a publisher.

At one point in my career, I was able to personally respond to every message I received. That has become much harder over time. The volume of people reaching out has surpassed my ability to keep up. If you use this contact form to make a general request, like “Tell me how to get my book published” or “How can I sell my book?” you may not receive a response. However, if your question is specific and I think I can offer meaningful or concrete guidance, I enjoy helping.

Learn how to ask better questions so that I can provide better answers.

I have discontinued one-on-one consulting and editing work.

This means:

  • I do not read and provide editorial feedback on manuscripts or book proposals.
  • I do not provide referrals to agents/publishers or help with agent/publisher research. (Try Copy Write Consultants.)
  • I do not provide hands-on marketing and publicity services. (I’m not a marketer.)


  • I am not a book reviewer and do not review books of any kind.

However, I do recommend trusted services and freelancers in the community. If the help you’re looking for cannot be found on my resources page, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask for a recommendation.

Before pitching a guest post

Check the guest post archives to get an idea of what type of guests and guest posts I typically accept. I rarely accept guest posts from people or businesses outside of the writing and publishing community. My standards are high, and I sometimes ask for revisions. If you want help on pitching a guest post, try this advice from Copyblogger, or this advice from Problogger. Both methods are acceptable.

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