Welcome to my site

 

Thanks for stopping by.

Since I’ve recently signed with Michelle Richter at Fuse Literary, I’m going to try to share my experiences with the querying process here on my blog.

I’ll also write about the projects I’m working on, as well as the process of working with my agent, Michelle, to prepare ONLY WHEN I FALL for submission to publishers.

Both my completed manuscript, ONLY WHEN I FALL, and my current work-in-progress fall into the Upmarket Fiction genre (more about “upmarket” here). ONLY WHEN I FALL also has a dash of suspense and urban surrealism, and it’s looking like the new project might, too.

Anyway, thanks for taking an interest in what I’ve been up to lately. I’m glad to have you along for the ride!

—Ernie

It only takes one ‘yes’

As a 2016 Pitch Wars mentee and a 2017 Query Kombat contesant, I know what it’s like to work your ass off and fail. It’s hard. You put everything you have into your work—into editing, rewriting, cutting, adding, rewriting again, and polishing your story until it shines. And you fail. …

THE LONG COMMUTE

“You don’t have enough points, sir.” “There must be some mistake. Can you try swiping it again?” Shane could tell by the scowl on the teller’s face she’d been asked that question hundreds of times with the same result. Her eyes narrowed, peering out from behind the thick bifocals clinging …