"Sometimes written requests pop right back with delighted permission, but this is mostly for smaller publishers. Also, if I am able to query an author, rather than a publisher, responses are usually more prompt, and positive. Queries to larger…"
"Hi Emily! Had to laugh at the "food cemetery" reference. My family regards our refrigerator as a time machine, as in "where's that leftover chili?'...from last month, as if it had been waiting for them all that time. I too…"