Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…

il_340x270.613823579_k1k3It’s officially summer! Summertime: when I listen to the Grateful Dead a wee bit more, eat lots of Italian ices, barbecue most dinners, go to the beach, try to sleep later because my kids aren’t in school (usually unsuccessfully), drive with the windows open, forego shoes whenever I can, wear straw hats, grow more freckles (no matter what I slather on my face), kayak, listen for the ice cream man’s song, and read, read, read. Well, I always read, read, read!

Summertime is also when I try to catch up on all of my queries and requested manuscripts and try to work on some of my own writing.


I will be closed to submissions for July and August. And, I will be taking a break from blogging. But, some of my clients have agreed to guest post for me! Look for posts from J.M. DiVerdi, M-E Girard, W.E. Larson, Susan Lubner, Joe McGee, Natasha Sinel, and Katherine Sparrow. And watch for another contest run by my fabulous intern, Tara Slagle, where we’ll be giving away YA books.

So, enjoy your summer! I’ll talk to you all in the fall!

And don’t forget to post comments on my clients’ guest blog posts. We love a nice conversation over here at The Blabbermouth Blog.




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6 responses to “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy…

  1. Your blog captures the spirit of summer, or at least summer as it used to be when I was a kid and wasn’t working. I envy a summer free from work. One of these days…
    I took your advice and started a blog a few days ago. It is all new territory for me and I have no clue what I am doing but, if you get a chance, I would love if you would check it out. It is
    Have a great summer and don’t forget that sunscreen.

  2. Have a happy perfect summer. Linda! I love your blog and am looking forward to the guest posts.

  3. Junie B.

    What if I emailed my submission back in June? Will I still receive a reply?

  4. Lesley C

    Enjoy the summer, Linda!