QUERY LETTER – How to write a KICK-ASS Query Letter for a Publisher

WHAT IF: your dream Publisher OR Agent advertised for Manuscripts?

What would you send them?

First of all, you create a KICK-ASS query letter, one that spurs the agent or publisher to read on. It must be professional, intelligent, concise, and intriguing. It accompanies your submission. Your cover letter must capture their attention, begging for […]

SYNOPSIS–How to write a KILLER Synopsis

Today I finalized a KILLER synopsis for my crime novel, SAYONARA guaranteed to get attention from editors, agents or publishers. The synopsis is the most crucial part of my submission package and needs to be developed, sweated over and polished with the same attention as to my novel. The synopsis is the sequential summary […]


I’m flabbergasted by the amount of entries, flooded in from around the world, begging to have their chosen name engraved forever in SAYONARA, my crime faction novel.

Names suggestions for Josie’s side-kick range from Japanese and Syrian warriors, to crime sleuths, kiss-ass women and modern edgy names.

I congratulate you all for your enthusiasm, […]

Competition: Help me Choose a Character Name

A striking character’s NAME immediately conjures up an identifiable image, one the reader will always remember.

That name should suit the personality and age of the character as well as the era and genre of the story. Remember, a name is the first thing the reader will encounter in the story to help him identify […]

Crime Writers Panel

Browns Plains Library has invited me to sit on a Crime Writers Panel on 8th March. YAY! A whole-lotta-sleuthin’ is going on in March, part of Logan West Library’s Mystery Month.

On the panel, five Brisbane writers will expose their Crime, Murder and Mayhem. Will you be able to solve their Whodunits?

Marianne Delacourt, (aka […]