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Author Archives: Vanessa Di Gregorio

Diversity and Fantasy and the “Other”

by Vanessa Di Gregorio — It’s no secret that I love fantasy. It’s a genre of different worlds and different people, of things both familiar and wondrously strange. And also, magic. But it also tends to heavily feature white, male characters in a setting that often resembles Medieval England (Lord of the Rings, anyone?).  Despite that, […]

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April 2014 Releases!

By Vanessa Di Gregorio – Spring is (sorta) here. Hurrah! Good riddance, snow! As much as I love curling under a warm blanket to read in the winter months, it just doesn’t compare to the feeling of warm sunshine. But Spring also means rainy days, and nights that are uncomfortably chilly compared to the balmy days […]

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February & March 2014 Releases!

By Vanessa Di Gregorio – I know, I know. These are hardly “upcoming” titles anymore, but still! Cut a girl some slack. February is a short month, and it also happens to be one of the busiest months for me, work-wise. March is almost just as hectic… and so. That leads us to this: A dual […]

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January 2014 Releases!

By Vanessa Di Gregorio – How are we already halfway through January? And how is it already 2014?! Not that I’m complaining, because this just means it’s the start of yet another year of AWESOME. And because I need of all of the books! Okay, okay… granted, I can barely see my floors now – but […]

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A closer look at Life as a Publishing Sales Rep

by Vanessa Di Gregorio — Earlier this year, I was asked by my former boss, a literary agent who moonlights as a teacher, to talk to his Publishing Trade Overview class about my job as a sales rep. My first reaction, of course, was to panic. I mean…ME, speak in front of a class? Oh […]

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