Friday, September 11, 2009

Dog Fairness

Some have wondered why I talk about two dogs, but only have a photo of one on my book jackets. That's because Cappy is the only one who sat still long enough to be photographed on the day we took the jacket photo. If you look closely at that photo, you can see that I am restraining him from running after the squirrels that made Britches too much to deal with that day.

Britches was the model for Shade, though -- there is a slightly altered picture of him above, the second image in the line-up in the illustration bar at the top of my blog and Web site.

And here are a couple of photos of him. The hedgehog toy recovered from the attempted drowning.


Anonymous said...

I'm not sure this is the right place to post a question like this (and I'm sure you get this all the time) Sorry in advance if this makes you want to pull your hair out :) Do you have any words of wisdom for a new mystery writer? I recently finished a manuscript and I seem to be drowning in the publishing world. Any thoughts on Literary agents?

Thanks! -Rachel

Jan Burke said...

Hi Rachel,
I strongly recommend you visit this site:

Even though it was started by SWFA, Mystery Writers of America recently became a backer of the site. Go to the Literary Agents link, and the "Thumbs Down" Agency list. But read through as much of the Writers Beware site as you can.

I haven't posted on this topic for a while, but I'll probably do so again soon, so keep an eye on this blog.

I'll try to find a link to put here to the older posts.


Jan Burke said...

Here's a link to the post -- as I said, I'll do an updated version of this soon.

Jan Burke said...

Umm, here's a clickable link!