The Writing Business IV

I know it is a little like bragging to talk about book deals that have finally come my way at 42. Yet I am so thrilled that I want every friend and every friendly acquaintance to know. My 2nd agent–it is odd but I now have two, and perhaps (depending on how a third book is looked at) 3–says that I could get a three digit figure as a down payment on Faust in Love. He said the reason is the book is unique. More, it has gotten 1,842 “views” on-line at  So people are interested.  Seth has said that I am going to need to write a Query for Faust in Love… I have written queries before. It’s not work I always enjoy, but at least I can do it well, I am sure of it.

Seth asked questions about and other people I have self-published with. The publisher I am selling Faust in Love to is Simon & Schuster!

More, Seth is sending my novel Grace; or, in Search of the Leviathan to a friend who helps sell YA novels.  However, there is no guarantee that she will like the book. It is really nothing like Faust in Love and is for a completely different age bracket… the only surface similarity is that they both are fantastic: the devil and various angels play a role in Faust in Love and Grace; or, in Search of the Leviathan involves a collage of characters from a wicked fairy called Lilith to trolls to goblins to dragons.

The fun part of writing is the writing, even the editing is not as boring as people assume it is… but the business side of writing is the killer… Yet I believe I shall come out on top. As the Bible says Jacob was named after he wrestled with the angel, I feel I am one who “wrestles with man and God and prevails.”

Published by hadassahalderson

I am a professional author who lives in Wichita, KS. I went to Friends University and spent one year at Claremont Graduate University. My published work includes: The Bible According to Eve I-IV and Faust in Love.

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