Recent Posts

New Writing Schedule!

8 Oct 2019

It’s the second week of my sophomore year of college at UW (yay quarter system?), and the start of classes and the attached schoolwork load means it’s time to carve out some set times to write! I aim to write at least an hour and a half each day, so here’s the Schedule™ (posted for […]

GEARBREAKERS Acquired by Executive Producer Aaron Magnani

26 Sep 2019

I am thrilled to announce that the screen rights for my debut novel, GEARBREAKERS (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan), have been acquired by producer Aaron Magnani! It’s the first small step of a lot of bigger steps, but my heart grows ever so much fuller whenever I meet someone who shows a passion for this project I […]

Editor Letter for GEARBREAKERS

13 Jul 2019

Originally posted on The Janczuk Literary Agency, LLC:
Zoe just broke her query letter versions for her debut, GEARBREAKERS (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan, 2021). See the three versions of her query letter in the post linked to above, including the version that she sent me, back in the fall. The query prompted a request for the…

The Query Letter That Got Me My Agent

12 Jul 2019

In any scenario, but perhaps especially in the literary sphere, it is important to be adaptable. By the end of my querying phase, I had gone through two rewrites of my original query letter, three versions total. These rewrites were not necessarily due to a lack of agent responses—even the first version received three partials […]

How I Got My Agent ( + My Experience in the Query Trenches )

12 Jun 2019

It’s jarring to me that I get to write one of these posts. When I was querying, I would spend hours upon hours pouring over these stories, and successfully heeded every single piece of their advice—I waited patiently, worried little, with a heart constantly brimming with the hope and knowledge that soon, the little ping […]

On Worldbuilding 1/?

29 Apr 2019

Something completely unique in humans is this gravitation to create alternate worlds. In our childhoods, all of us were able to fabricate (complexly, at that) entirely separate realms that existed vividly—a way of constructing that came effortlessly. We created entire storylines and characters, fleshed out intricate scenes, and fought through the created conflict in a […]

Some News…

25 Apr 2019

I cannot believe I am finally able to say this, but The Secret™ is Out: I’m going to be a published author!!! It’s been a long, nerve-racking, heart-wrenching journey, not yet over, but another step closer. My science fiction debut, GEARBREAKERS, my absolute heart, will be out 2021 with Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan. Get ready for […]

When Writing Isn’t Your Life

6 Apr 2019

This week started off the spring quarter at UW, and my schedule consists of all English classes, which makes me both excited and exhausted. Mostly because last quarter, I wrote around 60k words, which would normally be cause for celebration—if ~49k of those words weren’t attributed to my schoolwork. And this was only with a […]