Karoline Barrett
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  • Southington, CT
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Looking for cozy mystery readers

Started Mar 4 0 Replies

I'm looking for a few traditionally published cozy mystery authors (e.g. Berkley Prime Crime, etc.) who might be interested in reading the first book in my cozy mystery series (to be published by…Continue


Started Oct 18, 2011 0 Replies

Please go to http://www.greyhausagency.com/Alien-Vampire-Bunny-Contest.html and vote for my entry in this contest (DEAR…Continue

Plot synopsis

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chelise Stroud Dec 19, 2011. 3 Replies

I am working on my plot synopsis for my novel's query letter. I am posting it below and looking for feedback.  Does it make sense? Do you get a feel for what my book is about? Would it make you want…Continue


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Karoline Barrett commented on the blog post 'Pros and Cons of Using a Pen Name'
"I use a pen name but it's actually a variation of my first name along with my maiden name. No one can pronounce my married name!  I have no issue with people having pen names. "
Jul 28
Karoline Barrett commented on the blog post '[Path to Publication] The Silly Little Things I’m Panicking About'
"Good luck!  I use Sharpies to sign my name - they work really well! When I do book signings, I wear something I know looks good (but not TOO good, so the attention is on the book!) and I just sign my name. You will be fine."
Jun 16
Karoline Barrett commented on the blog post '[Think Like an Agent] Agent as Savvy Business Manager by Kristin Nelson and Karen Dionne'
"Personally, I don't think a whole-artist agent is a fantasy (I know you weren't addressing me, but I'm throwing in my 2 cents). My agent got me on the road to writing a cozy mystery series then sold my  first 2 books to Berkley.…"
Mar 3
Karoline Barrett commented on the blog post '[Think Like an Agent] Agent as Savvy Business Manager by Kristin Nelson and Karen Dionne'
"Great article. I queried 120 agents before I signed with mine. Now I'm glad no one else signed me. She is truly awesome and I hope we have a very long relationship! "
Mar 3
Karoline Barrett commented on the blog post 'The Agony . . . The Ecstasy . . .'
"I can totally relate. I've done a few author events/signings for my first novel, which was published by my agent's own publishing company. I think  I sold 5 books at my most successful signing. I noticed that for me, my fellow authors…"
Mar 3
Karoline Barrett commented on the blog post '5 Tips for Scoring a Book Deal (on Top of a Little Luck)'
"Thank you, Brooke! It was a long road, but worth it!  "
Feb 14
Karoline Barrett commented on the blog post '5 Tips for Scoring a Book Deal (on Top of a Little Luck)'
"Thank you Shelah! It's been a long journey (the publishing world is in its own time zone!), but well worth it! "
Feb 12
Karoline Barrett liked Brooke Warner's blog post 5 Tips for Scoring a Book Deal (on Top of a Little Luck)
Feb 12
Karoline Barrett commented on the blog post '5 Tips for Scoring a Book Deal (on Top of a Little Luck)'
"I wrote my first novel in about a year and began querying for agents right away.  Although I had quite a few requests for my manuscript, no takers. I hung in there. I wasn't going to give up.  Agent #120 signed me! Woo hoo! But, she…"
Feb 12
Karoline Barrett commented on the blog post '[Breakfast with the Muse] Indie Publishing and the Temptation to Rush Work into Print'
"I think a good editor is so important. It's hard to see the mistakes in our own writing. Having a group of beta readers is also a good thing!"
Jan 29
Karoline Barrett posted a status
"New website reveal!! http://www.karolinebarrett.com/"
Dec 17, 2014
Karoline Barrett commented on the blog post 'Stop, Fellow Authors! Before You Take That Book Deal, Please, Read This.'
"is is timely as I just last week signed a 2 book contract with Berkley Books for my cozy mystery series. I could not be happier. It was always my goal to be traditionally published. I don't regret not self-publishing, or not going with a model…"
Nov 24, 2014
Karoline Barrett commented on the group 'Connecticut Writers'
"Great idea, Sandra. Will email you in a few minutes! Thanks! "
Nov 24, 2014
Sandra Rodriguez Barron liked Karoline Barrett's discussion Book News!
Nov 23, 2014
Karoline Barrett commented on the blog post 'Social Media for Older Writers'
"I actually like Twitter better than Facebook. It's not hard to get used to. There are plenty of websites to help you! This is one of my favorites - http://www.molly-greene.com/ She gives lots of good Twitter and blogging tips! Good…"
Nov 19, 2014
Karoline Barrett added a discussion to the group Connecticut Writers

Book News!

SO EXCITED ABOUT signing my new book deal! I can't share more yet, and I can't confirm the publisher, just yet, but YAY! Happy Dance! Thank you to my awesome agent! Details to follow!!See More
Nov 17, 2014

Profile Information

Who I am:
I am represented my agent Frances Black of Literary Counsel. I am currently working on a cozy mystery series, which will be published by InterMix, a Berkley Books imprint. First book coming out in November 2015! Please visit my website karolinebarrett.com
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
Twitter: @KarolineBarrett
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
The Art of Being Rebekkah, published in December 2013 by E-Lit Books.
An Apple A Day Can Be Murder - coming in 2015!
Media outlets that I currently write for:
My writing is:
Fiction, Poetry
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Don't try to be a Vampire if You're a '55 Ford

Posted on August 31, 2013 at 4:35am 0 Comments

I love, love, love classic cars from the '50s, and '60s. Why? Because there is such a variety. Red, pink,…


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At 4:18pm on August 17, 2013, Vanessa B. Bernard said…

Hello Karoline...I sent you a reply to your question on the Novelists (struggling or not) message board.  :)

Hope you are having a lovely evening!


At 7:07am on October 10, 2012, Meg Waite Clayton said…

Delighted to have you in the novelist group, Karoline. If you haven’t done so already, you might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion.

We do a live chat at 1 EST on the first Wednesdays of each month, with instructions on how to participate in the "Our Water Cooler" box near the top of the group page. And we save the wall for discussion, but welcome links to helpful blog posts on the “Links to Helpful Blog Posts for Writers” discussion thread and to published books in the “Our Published Novels” one.

I hope you’ll enjoy the group.

Meg Waite Clayton
Novelist Group Moderator
Author of The Wednesday Sisters (a nationally bestselling writing group novel) and the forthcoming The Wednesday Daughters (Random House/Ballantine)

At 11:19am on August 7, 2012, Garnell Wallace said…

Hi Karoline, it is very nice to meet you and have a friend on She Writes!

At 11:39am on January 25, 2012, Kat Ward said…

Karoline, I haven't even sent one twitter! I have to start for my job; when I post a piece on the Hometown Pasadena website I am now supposed to twitter about it. Yikes. I'm hoping that once I get the hang of it, I'll do it for my personal, as well. Crossing my fingers!

At 4:01pm on December 8, 2011, Jennifer Davies said…

Thanks for accepting the friend request,cheers Jen.

At 9:33pm on November 14, 2011, Samantha Anastacia said…

hey Karoline! Thanks for friending me!! Hope to get to know you better and see you around the group!


At 1:31pm on November 13, 2011, Samantha Anastacia said…

Oh, all the guidelines are in the discsussion where you signed up for guestblogger, I dont remember offhand. And I understand about the pic although yours looks fine, mines as good as it gets right now too!   Thanks again!


At 1:05pm on November 11, 2011, Samantha Anastacia said…

OK girlfriend you are up next for next wednesday then, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing it! Your question is-What is the most influential thing that keeps you going as a writer? ANd dont forget to post your bio and PLUG AWAY!  I will use the pic you have on shewrites unless you sned anothre you would prefer with your post. Please send it to sammispals@yahoo.com and then I will paste it in the blog late tuesday night. Then keep watch for comments to it. Good luck  and if you feel a bit lost just read over what the other wednesday people wrote. And you are not terribly restricted, you can honestly go anywhere with it.


At 8:39pm on November 4, 2011, Samantha Anastacia said…

Karoline, If you are still interested in Guestblogging let me know, I have sent you an email.


Samantha Stacia

At 6:07am on October 19, 2011, Halli Casser-Jayne said…
Sure thing! NIce to meet you!

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