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How one woman went from unpublished to selling 10 books in one year!

Lila Dare spent years trying to write and sell a novel. Then, writing under two names, she sold 10 books in a single year. Not all those books were written of course. “When my agent came to me and said Berkley Prime Crime was looking for someone to write a series about a Georgia beauty shop, I was ready for the challenge. They signed me to a three-book deal on the basis of a couple of chapters and a synopsis. ...While I worked on those books, my agent sold one of my other manuscripts to Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s Minotaur, and then we pitched another idea to Berkley and they bought three books in the new series. Less than a month after that, we got an offer for a series idea I’d pitched a whole year earlier, so I had another three book contract.”

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