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Astrid Scholte

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Raised on a diet of Spielberg, Lucas and Disney, Astrid knew she wanted to be surrounded by all things fantastical from a young age. She’s spent the last 10 years working in film, animation and television as both an artist and manager. Career highlights include working on James Cameron's AVATAR, Steven Spielberg's THE ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN and HAPPY FEET 2 by George Miller. She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her fiancé and two cats, Lilo and Mickey. Her debut YA novel, Four Dead Queens, was an international bestseller.

You can find her posting about books, cats and Disney on Twitter and Instagram @AstridScholte

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Astrid Scholte Thank you so much!!!! It's currently a standalone, but I'd like to return to the world one day. Fingers crossed!
Astrid Scholte Thank you so much!!! My main advice is to keep writing. 4DQ was the 3rd manuscript I tried getting an agent with and while it was difficult shelving m…moreThank you so much!!! My main advice is to keep writing. 4DQ was the 3rd manuscript I tried getting an agent with and while it was difficult shelving my other two manuscripts, I'm so glad that 4DQ was my debut.

It also helps knowing what's already out there. I wrote 4DQ to stand out in a crowded YA fantasy market, combining two of my favourite things: fantasy and murder mysteries. While you shouldn't write to trends, it's good to know what is selling and how your book will fit in, and stand out, on the shelves.

Query letters should hook the reader, much like the back of a book. How is your story different from others of its genre. Be specific but not too convoluted (if fantasy or sci fi). Share it with friends and then get them to tell you what the book is about.

All the best with your writing journey! :)(less)
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Four Dead Queens

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Part four: How I got an agent and book deal!

Part onePart twoPart threeWe've made it! It's the final post in my series on how I got an agent and book deal. Thanks for sticking with me. Now onto the exciting part!My first offer of representation was via email from Hillary Jacobson at the incredible ICM Partners. She told me how much she loved my book and wanted to jump on a call to discuss representation. For over five years I’d been working Read more of this blog post »
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I have a new book! So excited to share LEAGUE OF LIARS with you all in Fall 2021!

LEAGUE OF LIARS is set in a dark magical prison with a crew of misfit criminals, all claiming to be innocent, despite the overwhelming evidence. But in a world where rea
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“Sometimes failure is the beginning of success”
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“Let love guide your, heart and everything else will fall into place.”
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“Be patient, child. Be calm. Be selfless. Wait for the right moment. Wait for your time. Rule with a steady hand. A steady heart.”
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