Thursday, October 2, 2014

Introducing Our 2014 Baker's Dozen Editors and Authors!

Once again, we've got another line-up of great folks who will be offering their critique on this year's Baker's Dozen Agent Auction entries.  As I say every year, I can't guarantee that all 60 entries will receive bids from the participating agents (although last year, THIS HAPPENED).  One thing I can guarantee, however, is that each entry will receive critique from one editor and one published author, in addition to all the in-house critique offered by readers.

Here's this year's offering:



Karen Duvall is an award-winning author with 4 published novels and 2 novellas. Harlequin Luna published her Knight's Curse series in 2011 and 2012, and her post apocalyptic novella, Sun Storm, was released in Luna's 'Til The World Ends anthology in January 2013.

She self-published a romantic suspense novel, Desert Guardian, in June of 2013. Karen is a veteran judge of numerous writing contests and has presented writing workshops for a number of conference venues including Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer's Colorado Gold Writers Conference, Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Bend Christian Writers Conference, The Northwest Independent Writers Association and the Central Oregon Writers Guild. She also teaches online workshops for Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America.

 Karen is represented by Literary Agent Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein with The McIntosh & Otis Literary Agency in New York City. She lives in Bend, Oregon, with her husband and four incredibly spoiled pets and is currently working on two new fantasy series.



Katie Cord is the owner of Evil Girlfriend Media, a small publishing house focusing on science fiction, fantasy, and horror.




Victoria “V.E.” Schwab is the author of several critically acclaimed books for children (EVERYDAY ANGEL), teens (THE ARCHIVED), and adults (VICIOUS). Her books have sold film rights, been translated in a dozen languages, earned starred reviews and hit "Best of” lists. When she’s not writing, she’s wandering the streets of Edinburgh in search of tea and ghosts.


Hali Baumstein grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia on a steady diet of fantastical books like Ella Enchanted, A Wrinkle in Time, and pretty much everything by Tamora Pierce. She became an editorial assistant at Bloomsbury Children’s Books two years ago and has since worked on titles such as New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Honor winner Shannon Hale’s Dangerous and Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters, Printz Award winner Nick Lake’s There Will Be Lies, Toby Forward’s Dragonborn series, Peter Jay Black’s Urban Outlaws, and Tom Percival’s Herman’s Letter.

Now an Assistant Editor, she is eager to acquire picture books with funny, clever, irreverent texts or sweet family or friendship stories, and MG and YA novels in the genres of fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, high-concept contemporary, and any other creative genre blends. But most of all, she’s looking for a strong voice, fully fleshed characters, and great writing! Though she loves books of all stripes, she is, at heart, a hugely nerdy fantasy buff.


  1. Authoress, this is phenomenal. But how did you land V.E. Schwab when she's busy with school, and books, and Scottish things? ;0 (Extra stars for Victoria's calendar, yes?)

  2. I put her under a spell, naturally. :)