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Morgan Shamy

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Morgan Shamy is an ex-ballerina turned YA writer. She is represented by Kelly Peterson of Rees Literary Agency.

Morgan has been immersed in the arts since the young age of 4, where she trained under the tutelage of Julie and Stacey Orlob. She performed various roles alongside a professional ballet company for over seven years, and has danced on prestigious stages like soloing at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

She has taught hundreds of girls in her fifteen years of teaching, where some of her students have received full-ride scholarships to schools like School of American Ballet, the Harid Conservatory, Kirov Academy of Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet, to name a few.

Morgan discovered writing when her three-year-old son was diagnose
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Morgan Shamy I just saw this! My apologies! This is a fantastic question. I've had three agents, so I know the process pretty well. Obviously the first thing is to…moreI just saw this! My apologies! This is a fantastic question. I've had three agents, so I know the process pretty well. Obviously the first thing is to write the best book you know how. Don't be afraid to ask for advice and apply criticism where needed. (Be wary of having too many beta readers though, because a jumble of thoughts can mess up your book!) Next, is writing a solid query letter, with a strong hook. You want the letter to be tight and clear, with solid knowledge of what the book is about, what are the stakes, and what makes it different. You also want to make sure your first chapter is as polished as it can be. Be as professional as possible. Then you research! I think Querytracker is the best way to find agents. Twitter too. Don't query agents that don't represent your genre. Be strategic with the way you query--only send out ten at a time to see if your query works before you ruin your chances. If agents aren't responding well, then definitely take another look at your query letter and first pages. Then when you start getting good response, it's only a matter of time until an agent falls in love with your project and takes you on! (less)
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"Ummmm, okay - when do we get Book #2!?!! This story is not over.

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message 7: by Iread

Iread Forsanity Your Subjective POV on Subjectivity was spot on. Loved it. There is an extensive investigation of exactly what you were talking about in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. The author's journey to identify was makes "good" writing precipitates the entire rest of the book/philosophy/electroshock therapy. You probably wouldn't enjoy the book- it's long and gets pretty bogged down in philosophy and science- but his discussion of your question was very intriguing. Essentially he decided that there is something outside of our mortal existence that is good and we measure the goodness of everything inside our mortal existence by that. (Gee, I wonder what/WHO that could be?) :) Interesting post anyway. Love you.


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Iread Forsanity Thanks Morg! It's Amy, BTW. LOVE YOU!!!!!!


message 5: by Becca

Becca Hi Morgan :D


Harlequin Books Happy Thanksgiving Morgan, I'm sorry it took a bit to stop by and say thanks for being a friend. I swear my day is over before it properly began! While here, I want you to know that if you ever have any questions about the books on my shelves or about Harlequin.com, Stop by the HB profile and I would be delighted to answer them. Also, I list as much Harlequin news and author news as I can so be sure to watch for my updates.

Happy reading,
Kim S., Harlequin Books ambassador


Thomas Amo Hey Morgan thanks so much for the friend request!
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Morgan Shamy Haha! Yes, I think so! Weird!!!! :D


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Greta Didn't I friend you before? Haha! I think my computer is acting up again -___-


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