Salt & Sage Books

Salt & Sage Books

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Hello, beautiful people! Today I want to talk about the thing that scared me the most when I first started looking for a literary agent: the dreaded query letter. I not only was jumping into judgment for the first time, but I had absolutely no idea where to start.

Carling Mars Carling likes writing dark, spooky, bloody fiction. She’s published one book (a memoir on mental illness), several short stories, and lots of reviews. She helps run the Writers with Mental Illness book club. View Profile Hi, Carling! What drew you to Salt and Sage?

Today we’re talking to two of our Sages, Ariane and Margaret, about their experience of COVID-19 as people who’ve experienced chronic illness. Sachiko: Morning, Ariane and Margaret! How are you doing? Margaret: I’m eating chocolate, so that probably says a lot! Ariane: I’ve noticed a lot of outcry from my chronically ill friends and clients that what everyone is now suddenly experiencing and finding intolerable, is their life all the time, along with a lot of pain around why those people never gave much credence to that fact prior.