What’s the best way for readers to reach you?
Either by email, using the feedback form or at vanderworld at hotmail.com, or by snail mail at POB 4248, Tallahassee, FL 32315.
Who is your agent?
For North American rights…Sally Harding at the Cooke Agency. For UK and foreign language rights…Ron Eckel at Cooke International. You can query me at vanderworld at hotmail.com and I will route your interest in book rights to the appropriate party.
Do you enjoy getting email and snail mail from readers?
Absolutely. Io love to get mail, so if you liked the books, please do contact me.
Do you make your living writing fiction?
Yes, although I also like to write book reviews and teach writing workshops.
Can aspiring writers send you their manuscript?
It is unlikely that I will have time to read your work, although I do sometimes blurb forthcoming books. You can also query at VanderMeer Creative about consultation services.
Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
If you really love writing, never stop. Endurance, resolve, and a commitment to put in the hard work of practice, practice, practice can carry you very far. Also, a commitment to exercise will carry you through rough patches, or some kind of physical activity that energizes you and gets you out of your head. Otherwise, most of my advice can be found in my books Wonderbook and Booklife. The Wonderbooknow.com website is free to use as well.