Blog, Books, Classes

Two free writing courses

There are loads of wonderful writing classes around, but if you're strapped for cash, I've found two free multi-week writing courses from universities. How Writers Write Fiction from the University of Iowa started yesterday, so sign up quickly. It's a 6-week course, running through Nov. 21, with video lessons, online discussion and writing assignments. It's part of… Continue reading Two free writing courses

Authors, Blog, Books, Contests

Upcoming Book Alert: Hidden by Megg Jensen

While I'm still a huge fan of traditional publishing, I'm also all for the opportunities that are now available for those who want to go it alone. And as an editor, I'm impressed and admire those indie authors who go the extra mile to make their books professional. Megg Jensen is one such author, which is… Continue reading Upcoming Book Alert: Hidden by Megg Jensen

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2013 Debut Author Bash: Claire M Caterer

There's nothing more inspiring than debut authors, which is why I'm thrilled to be part of the 2013 Debut Author Bash, organized by YA Reads. Today I've got a wonderful guest post by Claire M. Caterer, whose debut book is the middle-grade adventure The Key & the Flame, published by Simon & Schuster imprint Margaret… Continue reading 2013 Debut Author Bash: Claire M Caterer

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Interview with Kimberley G. Little, author of When the Butterflies Came

I'm always up for promoting wonderful authors, so when I heard about the Summer Author Blitz, I jumped on the chance to participate. The Summer Author Blitz is organized by Belle Whittington and Tabatha Perry of the Montgomery County Book Festival. Thanks, guys! And there will be a Twitter party for the #2013SummerAuthorBlitz on July… Continue reading Interview with Kimberley G. Little, author of When the Butterflies Came

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Cover Reveal! Riptide by Lindsey Schiebe

The launch of a new book is the greatest thing, but when it's the debut book from a new author, it's especially sweet. That's why I'm THRILLED (yes, it deserves all caps) to be part of the cover reveal for author Lindsey Schiebe's first young adult novel Riptide. Here's the description of the book: 17-year-old… Continue reading Cover Reveal! Riptide by Lindsey Schiebe

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Jonathan Poku on the Ebook of Borlosanti

As printing and digital technology gets better, it's easier than ever for writers to get their work to readers. I applaud writers who take the leap, perfecting their work, hiring editors and designers, publishing and promoting the story to readers. It's a tough road as the writer wears so many more hats, but it can… Continue reading Jonathan Poku on the Ebook of Borlosanti

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Adam Sidwell on Making Evertaster #1 on Amazon

New author Adam Sidwell has an amazing story behind his debut novel, the self-published Evertaster, and he's here to tell us how he got his middle-grade adventure book to Amazon's No. 1 spot for Children's Mystery. Before Adam gives us the scoop, he's represented by literary agent Alyssa Eisner Henkin at Trident Media Group, and she… Continue reading Adam Sidwell on Making Evertaster #1 on Amazon

Authors, Blog, Books, Interviews

Author Interview: Shana Burg, Laugh With the Moon

It's launch day for the second novel from author Shana Burg, Laugh With the Moon (Delacorte Books for Young Readers), and Shana has graciously stopped by to answer our writerly questions. Partly based on her own experiences traveling to Malawi, Laugh With the Moon tells the story of 13-year-old Clare Silver, who feels that mourning… Continue reading Author Interview: Shana Burg, Laugh With the Moon