My Agent Interview


Posted On Jul 18 2014 by
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Or…Why I Have to Self Publish

As all three of my faithful readers know, I just finished my draft of Camp Dogs and plan on launcing it in November.

Before then, I’ll attend the ACFW conference in St. Louis. Yes, I have scheduled agent interviews. Here’s about how I suspect those will go…

Hi! I’m Ron Estrada…no, no relation…anyway, I just finished my draft of a futuristic post-apocalyptic sort of thing. No. No nuclear bombs. Zombies? Nope. Plague? Nah, I hate needles. Just, you know, the collapse of a nation and the struggles afterward. So it’s not really post-apocalytpic? Oh. Dystopian? No…no hovercraft…sorrry. Umm…pre-dystopian-post-apocalyptic-sans-zombies? My protag? He’s 40. Good looking guy. Audience? Oh. Young adults. I can’t? But there’s a cute 16 year old girl who will take over the series from here and…oh, I see. So she needs to be the protag if it’s YA. What? I suppose she could slay a zombie or three. Do federal agents count? No. Okay. Yes! There’s a dog. His name is…what’s that? Middle-grade? No…the kids don’t develop dog-like powers. What is a dog-like power? Rolling in dead things and staring at people until they give up their Cheetos? I suppose they could do that. My kids already do the Cheetos thing, so not a stretch. What’s that? Kids turning into zombie dogs? I dunno. This is getting silly…the marketing department says it’ll be a best-seller in the Topeka Times? By the way, are these the same marketing guys who gave Hillary an $8million advance and lost their skivvies? Oh…sorry….here’s a tissue. No, really, it’s me. I say things I shouldn’t. Sure. I’ll make all those changes. Will I get an $8million advance? Hey…where are you going? I wanna talk about the cover…Wait! There’s a dog!

Like I said. I’ll be self-publishing Camp Dogs (yes, there’s a dog and a cute girl) in November. Just in time for Christmas. And if you’d like to give me an $8million advance, I’ll be happy to provide you with my PayPal info!

Oh, hey, do me a favor and go subscribe to my newsletter. It’ll have a fun serial novel included and updates, offers (yes…freebies), and the like. No, I won’t send you into spam-rage. I don’t have the time. Zombies? I’ll think about it. It’s up there. On the right (my left because I’m looking at you). Thanks!

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Written by Ron

Just about everything I believe has been shaped by the written word. But books don't force a belief; they stir the imagination so that you, the reader, eventually draw your own conclusions. We grow richer in spirit when we read, deeper in our understanding of the universe and our role in it. That's why I read. That's why I write. To offer you a bit of myself. Come along on my journey, won't you? There's plenty of room.


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