How Do You Find Crit Partners? What Advice Do You Have For Writers? How Do You Write A Book? How Do You Revise A Book? How Do You Write A Query? Insert Any Other Advice-Related Question Here.Please see my Reference page.
Do You Do Interviews?Yes! I'm happy to answer any questions. The only thing I ask is that the interviews be on the shorter side—that way I can get to more people. You can email me at natalie (at) nataliewhipple (dot) com to set up interview questions and times.
Where Can I Find Your Books?TRANSPARENT will be out May 21, 2013, and in the UK it will be out May 16, 2013.
HOUSE OF IVY AND SORROW comes in Winter 2014 in the US, no sales in other territories as of yet.
Can you give me an ARC of TRANSPARENT?
Alas, I'm not even sure there will be ARCs left, let alone how many I will have to give away. But when that happens it will likely be in contest form right here on the blog, so stay tuned!
Will there be sequels to your books?
I can neither deny nor confirm the existence of any sequels.
Will You Critique My Book?Sorry, can't. It's not you—it's me. I honestly don't have the time to expand my critique circle. I used to, but alas. I do hold contests for crits occasionally (10-30 pages depending on the prize), so look out for those!
Will You Refer Me To Your Agent?
Again, sorry, probably not. In all honesty, I don't have much sway over my agent, and I also have, like, zero knowledge on what she is actually looking for. In general, a referral may get you a faster read, but it's still the agent's decision. If he or she doesn't click with it, it'll be a rejection. Plain and simple.
Can You Mention My Contest/Book/Blog/Website/Etc. on your blog?I honestly feel a little ooky "advertising" on my blog. When I mention other blogs, books, contests, etc., it's because I personally am a fan/very excited about them. I want to make sure my readers always know that I'm giving the recommendation out of real sincerity, not just advertising stuff because people have asked.
So if you email me about advertising things, know that I won't reply unless I do choose to participate. And the likelihood of that is fairly low (though I wouldn't say zero).