Frequently Asked Questions
How many DANTE WALKER books will there be?
Entangled Teen has bought three DANTE WALKER books. I think of this series as a hard trilogy, so no surprise fourth or fifth books. Sorry, guys!
Can I have an ARC of THE COLLECTOR or THE LIBERATOR and/or can you mail me a finished copy to review on my blog?
Okay, I’m happy-dancing my butt off that you asked. If you want a review copy, please email my publicist, Heather Riccio, at HeatherRiccio(at)EntangledPublishing(dot)com and she’ll try and hook you up. She’s pretty awesome, so don’t be afraid to ask!
Where can I buy a signed copy of THE COLLECTOR?
You can get a signed copy of THE COLLECTOR at a cool little book shop called A Real Bookstore. They only ship to cities in the US.
How many FIRE & FLOOD books will there be?
Scholastic has bought two books in this series. However, there may be a third book.
Can I have an ARC of FIRE & FLOOD?
ARCs of FLOOD AND FIRE are not yet available, but as soon as they are, I’ll provide my Scholastic publicist’s contact information. I’m every bit as excited as you are to get these out in the world!
How long did it take you to sell a book? Is THE COLLECTOR your first book?
I queried my first book, a teen fantasy called VANITY, for about four months before getting two different offers of representation. The agent I signed with said she wasn’t sure VANITY would sell, but that my new book, THE COLLECTOR, would. In the end, though it meant tabling my first novel, I followed her advice and signed with the agency. I’m still happy with that decision!
Selling THE COLLECTOR to a publisher took another four months. We went on subs near the holidays so things moved painfully slow, but at the start of the new year, Entangled Teen bought the DANTE WALKER trilogy in a pre-emptive three-book deal. Yay!
How can I get published?
The first thing you have to do (if you’re writing fiction) is to write the entire book. To do this well, read as much as you can in a similar genre and write, write, write. Find critique partners and beta readers who will provide honest feedback of your work. Then edit; read it again and again until what you’re changing isn’t necessarily better, just different. At that point, it’s time to find an agent.
You don’t have to get an agent to get published, but it helps immensely. To score one, research query letters. You’ll need to learn how to write one well enough so that an agent will want to read your book. Next, make a list of agents you’d like to work with. You can find a master list at QueryTracker.com. Make sure you personalize each query letter, and don’t query too many agents at once. While you’re waiting to hear back from an agent, continue to read and write. You never know which book you pen will be your ticket to publication.
Finally, believe in yourself! And if you need motivation to keep trying, read my post here.
Can you take a look at my book/query/synopsis/posted chapters?
While I may not have time to read everyone’s material, I do encourage you to find a critique partner you can work with on an ongoing basis. I promise, there is someone out there that’s perfect for you, and they’re just as eager to find someone dedicated to trade critiques with. If you need help finding a perfect fit, read my post about critique partners here.
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What if you didn’t answer my question?
If I didn’t answer your question, feel free to shoot me an email at V@VictoriaScottYA.com. You can also watch my author Q&A video below if you’d like to gawk at my awkwardness.