Lexi's Book Club

January 6, 2010

Just in time for the New Year, I’ve presented five of my friends with a gift: the first section of my book. Of course, they’re really the ones giving me the gift. These generous people have offered to read my travel memoir, front-to-back, and offer suggestions. A handful of writerly friends have read pieces of […]

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An excerpt: Cameroonian patience

July 20, 2009

Last Monday, I kicked your butt into gear. This week, a gentler form of inspiration, an excerpt from my book. Wanna learn about my travel memoir first? Check out this post. * * * Packages from home take on new meaning in Africa. Peanut butter? Like gold. A favorite deodorant? More valuable than cash. And […]

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Literary agent critiques my query

May 14, 2009

During an Editor Unleashed forum on Wednesday, literary agent Jessica Faust critiqued my query (the same query I shared with you in a previous post). Her critique is very specific and quite helpful, which is why I’m sharing it here in full: Never start out with “hoping I’m the right agent” it gives the impression […]

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