Lynda Hilburn on Publishing

At the MSU-Denver publishing panel last Tuesday, Lynda Hilburn talked about her publishing history. She says she was like so many other writers, happy to get interest in her manuscript. Excited by an offer, she published with a small press against her agent’s advice. The problem? Distribution.

When she got her rights back after they dithered over the third one in the series, she put them up herself. And struck gold. Well, maybe silver.

That’s when she came to the attention of a large agency in NYC who made a deal with Jo Fletcher books, a fabulous editor.
blood therapy
The books are great fun. Psychologist Kismet Knight treats vampire wanna-bes. But wait, some of them actually ARE vampires.

Lynda and I will be on a panel at Left Coast Crime tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. — “This Can’t Be Normal, Can It?” Hope to see you there.


About Theresa Crater

Award-winning author Theresa Crater brings ancient temples, lost civilizations and secret societies back to life in her visionary fiction. In The Star Family, a Gothic mansion holds a secret spiritual group and a 400-year-old ritual that must be completed to save the day. The shadow government search for ancient Atlantean weapons in the fabled Hall of Records in Under the Stone Paw and fight to control ancient crystals sunk beneath the sea in Beneath the Hallowed Hill. Other novels include School of Hard Knocks and God in a Box, both exploring women in historical context. Her short stories explore ancient myth brought into the present day. The most recent include “The Judgment of Osiris” and “Bringing the Waters.” Theresa has also published poetry and a baker’s dozen of literary criticism. Currently, she teaches meditation, as well as creative writing and British lit.
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