Monday, January 4, 2016


January is usually the time when you make a new year's resolution. Maybe to shed some unwanted pounds. Sometimes to add a little exercise to your daily routine and eat healthier. If you're a writer, you probably have a long to-do list of stories to write and manuscripts to revise in the coming months.

And sometimes January comes with the realization of a bittersweet goodbye...

For me, the new year brought with it an unexpected change in my agent status. Jessica Schmeidler of GOLDEN WHEAT LITERARY is an amazing person and I will be forever grateful for all she has done to help further my writing career.

I first met Jessica when she requested my STORY CATCHER manuscript from a Twitter Party pitch I had submitted. She was the first person in the publishing industry to believe in my work and I was thrilled beyond words when she offered me a book contract with Anaiah Press. Over the past two years my stories have been strengthened by her exceptional editorial skills and knowledge of what editors are looking for in their acquisitions. Golden Wheat Literary may be a young agency but I have no doubt Jessica will continue to provide exceptional support and guidance for her existing clientele. I wish her nothing but the best and am honored to call her my friend.

January...the month of new beginnings and sometimes, bittersweet goodbyes. I might be stepping into the familiar unknown once again, but I do so with a bit more confidence than this time last year and I have Jessica Schmeidler to thank for that!

Blurb: Addie comes from a long line of readers or "story catchers" as her family likes to call themselves. Every time Addie tries to catch a story on her own the wiggly words play tricks on her. She tries different ways to make those words sit still but it will take a little faith for Addie to become the next STORY CATCHER.

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Membership Certificate
Bi-montly Newsletter full of mazes, puzzles, games, news, and other goodies
Reading Log for earning STORY CATCHER AWARD


  1. Good luck, Donna! I wish you well on your journey. :D

    1. Hi Tracey!

      New attitude...;~) I'm taking the next few months off to reassess where I need to be and then decide what I'm going to do.

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

  2. I'm sorry that you don't have an agent, but I am confident it will work out! :D

    1. Hi Erik!

      The path to publication is studded with bumps and roadblocks all along the way. I knew this when I decided to start this journey back in 2010. I look at things as a lesson learned and I had an opportunity to begin a friendship I hope continues for many years to come so it's a win/win for me...;~)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!