Up this week on The First Book blog: Patrick Balester and his debut from Avalon, IN THE DISMAL SWAMP.
A snippet: “When I began looking for a publisher, I didn’t have an agent, and wasn’t sure how to get one, so I targeted small publishers that accepted submissions directly from writers. Then I moved to Missouri from Virginia! 18 months after sending out the manuscript, I got a letter from Avalon Books on Christmas Eve 2006. The associate editor had been looking for me and had managed to track me down, and told me they wanted to buy my book.”
Read the rest of the interview here: http://thefirstbook.wordpress.com