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Tsh is the founder of this blog and lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

The Art of Simple Podcast, episode 70: A chat with a literary agent

A chat with my literary agent

Wonder how on earth to find a literary agent? Have questions about the book publishing process? Or are you simply toying with the idea of one day writing a book?

In this episode, I talk to my literary agent, Jenni Burke. Jenni is making quite a name for herself in the industry, and she’s a goldmine of information about what it’s like to publish a book in an otherwise confusing market these days. We talk about how to find the right agent, what to do in advance before you sign, how to know when you’ve got a good book idea, and the three Cs of a good modern-day writer.

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This episode requires a pen and paper for some good note taking, so after you finish your run or fold that load of laundry, you might want to listen again to jot some stuff down.

And head here for the show notes!

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Weekend links

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The gray hair, it’s growing on me

I have been coloring my hair for about 16 years. The first five or so were purely for enjoyment, to experiment and play and give my first-born, youth-group-leader-self a space to be a bit rebellious. My favorite was fire-engine red, age 20. But when I saw the first signs of gray around 23, I obediently (read more…)

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#69: Preemptive Love

I was so honored to talk to my friends Jeremy and Jessica Courtney for this podcast episode. Along with their two young kiddos, they live and work in Iraq heading up Preemptive Love, an organization that wants to eradicate the backlog of Iraqi children waiting in line for lifesaving heart surgery in pursuit of peace (read more…)

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We are all artists

As you start this week, may you find a nugget of courage to do the hard thing your heart is aching to do. May you find enough freedom to do something brave and risky, something that taps that gift you were given but haven’t yet fully and outwardly exercised. We are all artists in some (read more…)

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