Writer Interview: Tamara Pederson AKA Feaky Snucker

Two words, friends: Feaky Snucker.  Is she a superhero?  A spy?  I say both.  This funny, snarkastic and badass writer NEEDS to be in your get-to-know list if you haven’t met her yet.  Big things are coming for Ms. Snucker, as I’m sure you’ll see in this interview.

AG:  Tell us about your current project.

FS: It’s an upper young adult urban fantasy with a romantic twist. Pitch: When the corrupt Fae Council manipulates Syxx into attending a creepy traditional Fae breeding ceremony, she has three choices: submit (nope), die (hell no!), or overthrow the system...

AG:  Is it your first book?

FS: I’ve written two manuscripts before this one, but this is the one I’m currently querying.

AG: How did you tackle the revision process before you queried? Did you use CP’s?

FS: I only found my first CP, Jessa in May. I found another, Laura, recently as well. I’m starting to think I’m co-dependent:) My revision process before I found them was sad and alone. I think you NEED someone else to read your work. We lose objectivity. A fresh set of eyes can get you from a good MS to something that gets published. Friends and family aren’t typically a good idea - they will tend to hold back the criticism.

AG:  What was the querying process like for you? Any tips?

FS: Yeah, anyone who bitches because they had to query five whole agents before snagging their agent has NO idea... Querying is hell. And exciting. Mostly hell, but it’s a lot of hard work and kermit-flailing. Make sure the query is ready before sending. That’s the hardest part. Waiting until it is *really* ready.

AG:  Do you blog? Where can we find you on Twitter and the internet?

FS: Yes I do. My blog is
I’m on Twitter, @feakysnucker

AG: What online resources have you used to help your writing and querying and revision process?

FS: Janet Reid is an amazing lady, not only her blog, but Query Shark as well. I’m proud to say that I beat the Query Shark - after an embarrassing amount of revisions. But I did it. The point isn’t how many tries it takes - the point is that you keep trying, and don’t give up until you get there!
Miss Snark was invaluable for me, so I’d suggest reading her archives.
Absolute Write is a great one, as is Predators and Editors for researching Agents/ Publishers.

AG: Any extra info you’d like to add or discuss?.

FS: Writing is work. People might think that you are “just” writing. Eff that. YOU ARE BUILDING WORLDS. There is nothing insignificant about that. Your writing deserves your time and attention. The laundry can wait. I promise. ;)

My laundry is officially building up as we speak, Feaky.  Tamara.  Ms. Snucker.  Thanks so much for the interview and GOOD LUCK!  Any questions or support, friends?  Please comment if you have the inclination.


  1. I'm lucky. My husband does the laundry. But the rest of my house is turning into a chaotic jumble while I write. :)

    Back to building worlds!

  2. YAY! :D:D Thanks for interviewing me! Hopefully I don't bore the pants off your readers:)

    I'd much rather CHARM the pants off people, when at all possible. ;)

  3. i'm right there with you in querying hell. hang in there!