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Advanced degrees and academic publications

Posted: October 27th, 2010, 7:46 pm
by airball
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

Re: Advanced degrees and academic publications

Posted: October 28th, 2010, 8:01 pm
by Nathan Bransford
Don't overthink it! If you feel it's relevant, include it.

Re: Advanced degrees and academic publications

Posted: October 29th, 2010, 9:49 am
by airball
And in a sentence, you prove you could be a shrink as well as an agent.

Thanks, Nathan!

airball