Birthdays: Virgil (70 BC), P.G. Wodehouse (1881), George Turner (1916), Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (1917), Mario Puzo (1920), Italo Calvino (1923), Ed McBain (1926) (aka Evan Hunter), Laurie McBain (1949), Walter Jon Williams (1953), Stephen Clarke (1958), Friedrich Nietzsche (1844), Roxane Gay (1974)
Tip: Any reputable agent should be willing to provide you with a list of sales and clients. Verify that these books and authors exist. Check references. If they claim to be a member of AAR, check them out on the web site.
Thought for the day: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
Jumpstart: You live alone. While you were gone for a weekend, someone ransacked your home. Who would do that? Why?