Advanced degrees and academic publications

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airball
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Advanced degrees and academic publications

Post by airball » October 27th, 2010, 7:46 pm

Hi Nathan,

I know you touched on this to some extent in your "Bio" post, but I can't help wondering about the details, and if my assumptions are off base.

Rather than an MFA, I have a PhD in history. This is relevant in that I'm writing a historical mystery, so I assume I should include that.

I've also got a couple of articles in major history journals about seventeenth century midwives, and since my protagonist is a midwife (and based on a woman I wrote about in one of these articles), once again I assume I should mention that.

If either of these assumptions are mistaken, let me know, but my main question is what to do about the history book I've got coming out with Major University Press? It's not about midwives, but it is a book. Is that the sort of thing an agent would care about?

Many thanks,

airball
Sam Thomas
Author of The Midwife's Story: A Mystery due out from St. Martin's Press in 2013
Website: http://www.samthomasbooks.com
Team Blog= http://bloodygoodread.blogspot.com

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Re: Advanced degrees and academic publications

Post by Nathan Bransford » October 28th, 2010, 8:01 pm

Don't overthink it! If you feel it's relevant, include it.

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Re: Advanced degrees and academic publications

Post by airball » October 29th, 2010, 9:49 am

And in a sentence, you prove you could be a shrink as well as an agent.

Thanks, Nathan!

airball
Sam Thomas
Author of The Midwife's Story: A Mystery due out from St. Martin's Press in 2013
Website: http://www.samthomasbooks.com
Team Blog= http://bloodygoodread.blogspot.com

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