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Broken-hearted, again.

Thirty pages.  100 pages.  The full manuscript.  Now – rejection.  I know that the market is down for mysteries and agents are having a hard time selling even established authors (not that Michael Connelly’s feeling it, I’m guessing).

She was very kind, which softened it somewhat.  Here’s her note in its entirety:

Dear Karen,

Thanks so much for sharing this with me.  There is much to admire and you write very well.

Alas, due to the enormous workload I have now – and the difficult market, I’m afraid I can’t take it on.  I do think another agent will grab it and I wish you the best.


If you’re that other agent, give me a call or email me!