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#1 Mary Kole

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 01:27 PM

Hey all AQ Connect users. I'm really excited to be fielding your questions and I'll be reading over the first batch this weekend before my "residence" here on the 12th. So feel free to ask me any questions and, if you haven't stopped by before, check out my blog: www.kidlit.com, which has a lot of advice for writers about publishing, writing, revisions, queries, etc.

I specialize in children's books, from picture books to YA, but can speak to any elements of the business. Look for me again come the 12th!

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 11:31 AM

We are delighted to have you on board Ms. Kole. Thanks so much for taking the time to be here. :biggrin:

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:47 PM

We are indeed thrilled to have you - thanks for being an open and accessible agent, here and on your blog!

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#4 Eli Ashpence

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:51 PM

To reiterate what blackcat and Brenda said, thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to visit AQC.

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#5 Tanya Reimer

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 01:30 PM

And... thanks for the helpful links. Welcome, your insight is much appreciated, so thanks.
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Posted 10 April 2011 - 01:17 PM

Thanks for taking the time to answer questions.

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#7 Lori Sjoberg

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 01:17 PM

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit AQC!

#8 Cat Woods

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 07:00 PM

Thanks so much for joining us on AQ for the week. We really appreciate your time and insight!

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 07:43 PM

Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. We are much obliged.




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#10 Charlie Eve

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 11:17 AM

Welcome to AQ, love your blog!

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 09:08 PM

I don't have a specific question at the moment, but I wanted to add my thanks to the list! It's very helpful reading the questions others pose and your answers - thanks so much for doing this! :smile:

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:19 PM

Ms. Kole,

Thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions. I really appreciate my fellow AQers, and I had a blast reading through all fantastic questions. I learned the answers to questions I didn't realize I needed to know the answer too.

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