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Book: A River of Dust: the Live-Giving Link Between North Africa and the America, by Julianne Hoffman, illustrated by Eugenia MelloBook: Ab(solutely) Normal: Short Stories that Smash Mental Health Stereotypes, edited by Nora Shalaway Carpenter and Rocky Callen


Publisher's Marketplace deal announcement: OPERATION: COVER-UP & OPERATION: RENDEZVOUS, by Tate GodwinPublisher's Marketplace deal announcement: DEAR GEORGIA, THIS IS YAYOI, by Anita YasudaPublisher's Marketplace deal announcement: FIREFLY SONG, by Colleen PaeffPublisher's Marketplace deal announcement: BRAVE OLD BLUE, by Colleen Musk

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Lori on Literary Rambles

Literary Rambles | Literary Agent Interview: Lori Steel Interview and Query Critique Giveaway

From the interview: 
LS: "Remember that a persistent writer becomes a published author. Publishing is a long-game business. If you work on your craft, build community, and consistently create, you’ll find the right publishing path. And when you do, I will be cheering you on!"

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VCFA interviews Lori

Vermont College of Fine Arts

Writing for Children & Young Adults alumnx and literary agent Lori Steel has had a long career in all aspects of books—a career that eventually led her to being one of the three VCFA alumnx working at Raven Quill Literary Agency (RQLA). Formed in 2020 by founder Jacqui Lipton (’16), RQLA is an inclusive literary agency focused on acquiring projects from picture books up to young adult novels that “share new messages, create a sense of joy and wonder, and make a difference in the world.” . . .

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Sandra Nickel hosts Lori for What was on her...

Whatwason... | Interview by Sandra Nickel

Lori talks books, music, gardening, sales, road trips, and more!

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Lori sits down for a virtual coffee

EasternPennPoints | Interview by Jenny Krumrine

From the chat: "I gravitate toward authentic, voicy, setting-rich stories where the first lines grab me and won’t let go. Like any reader, I yearn to be immersed in a new world where I come away a little changed because I experienced a new place, situation, emotion, and/or connection with a character."

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