Because I’m the digital sales manager for my Barnes & Noble, I gave a Nook presentation to one of the largest school districts in Texas today. We had two authors set up at our table. So, I spent the day with young adult authors Mary Lindsey (Shattered Souls) and New York Times best selling author Rachel Caine (Last Breath, etc.). I have not read any of their works, so I’m not a huge fan. But, it was pleasant to talk to Mary Lindsey about landing an agent. She gave me some great advice on how to improve my query letters and what agents are looking for in new writers. She was very helpful and friendly. She also signed a copy of her first novel (shown in the picture below). This was a day well spent learning from the professionals.