Lisa Abellera

Literary Agent

Kimberley Cameron & Associates Literary Agenc

Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š

Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips

Soon after subbing in QueryMgr, author emailed to tell me to go read it; anoth nudged after 10 days & anoth nudged on soc media, so this seems a good time to bring up an old post: "Curb Your Insecurity: Tips on Good Submission Etiquette" relentlesswriters.blogspot.com/2015/09/curb-yโ€ฆ #querytip #subtip

Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips
Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips

When an author inserts "XXXX" for their synopsis, a required field on my QM sub form, rather than make an effort to properly answer, it says a lot about what it'd be like to work w/that author. Not having yet read their ms, I'm already starting out with a "no" in mind. #querytip

Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
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44 Tips

Also, if you feel this way about agents, publishing and books, whether or not you include it in your query, please do not bother querying me. I can tell you right now, if this is what you think, we are definitely not a fit. #askagent #querytip #pubtip

Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips

Before sending your ms, make sure itโ€™s not the "track changes" version w/comments, which make it difficult to engage in the story. #querytip

Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips
Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips
Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips
Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips
Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips
Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips

Recvd query w/11 comp titles in diff genres-2 titles in same genre/age grp as your ms is more helpful & less confusing. #askagent #querytip

Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips

For more on what to do after querying, here's my post w/Tips on Good Submission Etiquette ow.ly/WOMbW #querytip #askagent

Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips
Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips

No need to say queried elsewhere-it's a given. Only need to advise if oth agents offered rep or if editors offered pub. #querytip #pubtip

Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips

Just want to clear up a myth about subs: Courier font is NOT required. Those Mad Men days are over. #pubtip #querytip ow.ly/OSCjg

Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips

Reason for Rules: An Agent's Perspective via @Mary_C_Moore #pubtip #querytip ow.ly/OrVp7 http://t.co/9H25a6ftqY

Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips
Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips

It's a myth that self-publishing to get reviews will help when querying agents. If self-pubbed we won't look at it. #pubtip #querytip

Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips
Lisa Abellera
@LisaAbellera
Literary Agent
Lit agent w/@K_C_Associates, book designer, writer, VONA alum ('12), Filipina/Pinay, and lover of all things books ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿค–๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š
98 MSWL
42 AskAgent
44 Tips