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May 10, 2017

New Literary Agent Alert: Gabrielle Piraino of DeFiore and Company
On By: Guest Column | May 1, 2017
About Gabrielle: Gabrielle is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a dual-B.A. in Honors Classical Languages and English. After graduation, Gabbie earned her Masters of Science in Publishing at Pace University in Manhattan. She has previously worked for both major commercial publishing houses and literary agencies alike, including Farrar, Strauss & Giroux and AGI Vigliano. Gabbie joined DeFiore and Company in the summer of 2016.
She is Seeking: Gabbie is actively seeking imaginative sci-fi/fantasy, horror, thrillers, and up-market chick lit for Adults and Young Adults alike. For Children’s and Middle Grade, she is looking for stories that introduce curious young readers to new concepts with compelling characters and an engaging voice (fiction and nonfiction). Further, she’d happily review projects form author-illustrators in the comic/graphic novel arena. An avid personal baker/cook, Gabbie is pleased to accept queries for cookbook and crafty lifestyle projects, too.
Overall, Gabbie is searching for unique narrative voices (OwnVoices, when possible!), strong world-building, and spunky, stubborn characters that never do exactly what you’d expect.
How to Submit: Please query her at with “QUERY” in the subject line, as well as:
•    A brief summary of your book (no more than two paragraphs)
•    A brief, relevant bio
•    For fiction, please include the first 50 pages of your manuscript in the body of your email
•    For illustrators, please include your website or online portfolio
•    No attachments

As a writer I’m always looking for ideas for stories or my characters. Often when I find a character he or she already has a story to share with me. I have criminals in my stories, but don’t truly understand the criminal mind. These links should help us writers to develop a believable criminal without having to turn to crime for the real-life experience. ~ Connie
Here’s What a Burglar Won’t Tell You
Take a look inside the mind of criminals before it’s too late.
Protect yourself »    [This is the same link as the one above; I copied it just because]
9 Tricks to Outsmart Criminals You Should Memorize Now
12 Tricks Con Artists Use to Win Your Trust
45 Things Police Officers Want You to Know

Other Links:
Free stock photos from   They have a lot to pick from, but it’s not organized.
11 Reasons Writing is Good for Your Health
INFOGRAPHIC: 30 Of The Most Famous Books and How Long it Took to Write Them
Historical Blockbusters: The 20 Most Popular Books in the World
Turning Truth Into Fiction: 8 Tips
What Is Your Character’s Cornerstone?
5 Things The Path Can Teach Us About Writing
Creating Setting and Subtext in Your Fiction
3 Things Bloodline Can Teach Us About Writing


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