Literary Viking

Literary agent at D4EO Literary Agency. Picture book writer. Wife, mother, geek girl. 




Celebrate your intellectual freedom. Read a banned book.

Learn more about each book here: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Looking for Alaska, I Hunt Killers, Eleanor & Park, Gossip Girl, The Hunger Games, TTYL, 13 Reasons Why, The Giver, Speak, Hold Still, Whale Talk, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Twenty Boy Summer, Boy Meets Boy, Living Dead Girl, Fallen Angels, Vampire Academy, The Supernaturalist, A Wrinkle In Time.

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I’m surprised when any book is banned or challenged, but the continual obsession with challenging The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian absolutely stupefies me. That book has the tamest sexual content I’ve ever seen. I’m stunned people can find anything to object to.

They banned a book about soldiers for profanity?  What’s next, a soldier’s right to breathe?

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Dad raps the plot of the first Harry Potter book to his son


Just laughed out loud at this video! You guys have to watch it.

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Anonymous said: What book are you most looking forward to reading next? Pleasure, not business.

I’m really looking forward to Jandy Nelson’s new book. I can’t WAIT to read it.

Anonymous said: In your experience, how long do agents hold on to full manuscripts they're interested in? I get the impression that if I'm still waiting a month or two later, they maybe aren't that interested...but I'm willing (and slightly hopeful) to hear that is an incorrect assumption.

You’re incorrect :). I sometimes have a ton of things to do for clients. That comes first. So I don’t even look at your MS. 

Anonymous said: If editors have requested a manuscript, but the writer hasn't acted on the requests yet- is there a good way to include that information when querying an agent? Does it matter?

You could just say So and So at This Publisher requested Book Title. I am querying to find an agent to send it in to said editor. 

Anonymous said: D4EO's policy is a no from one agent is a no from the agency. But what if I queried them before you came aboard? Can I still query you?

Not now that I’m at D4EO.

Anonymous said: In the midst of your majorly exciting transition, how far are you with partials and fulls? When can hopeful writers hope to nudge?

Between the agency move and everything else I am incredibly slammed. However, I’m about 3 days from digging myself out of that hole and I expect to have all the partials and fulls read by the end of September start of Ocotober!

Anonymous said: How are YOU doing with all the life changes recently?

I am doing fantastic! I love my new apartment. I have the best friends and I’m learning all kinds of things I always wanted to know. Like how to play Magic and D&D :D. I also do a fantastic white trash version of Shania Twain songs at karaoke which is new for me :D.

Me on the weekend