I love being a media consumer. And man, do I consume. This year I've read 72 books (so far). I binge watch Netflix, borrow DVD's from the library, and download really long audiobooks when I know I'm going to be traveling. And while I fully believe that reading, watching, and listening is only one step … Continue reading All The Stories Have Been Told
The newest episode of the podcast is up! Listen below, or scroll for the transcript. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA0G1r06svI Inspiration is a bear. It’s either falling from the sky, a lightning bolt to the head that brings about a divine delivery of characters, world-building, plot and voice in a single moment. That does happen, but it’s rare. Most … Continue reading Inspiration & Making the Leap From Fan-Fiction
So you've got a friend that loves my books... but they already have all of them? No worries! Below, find great ideas for fans of any one of my books. And, if you happen to spot a title that they don't have shoot me an email and I'll let you know how to get signed, … Continue reading Gift Ideas for Fans of… Mindy McGinnis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMKPzWK0SFs&lc=z22yvxzpwquzylbtaacdp43230ez1mdm4w4tptzdbmlw03c010c Welcome to November. It’s National Novel Writing Month, known as NaNoWriMo, NaNo for short well… shorter. If you aren’t familiar with NaNo, it’s a writing challenge that takes place over the entire month, the idea being that if you write 1,667 words each day, you’ll have 50,000 by the end of November. Whether that’s … Continue reading Do You #Nano?
The recent climate report is more than a touch alarming, and if you're anything like me, you immediately began thinking about all the horrible ways we can die as a result. Something similar happened in my brain around 2010, which is when I started writing Not A Drop to Drink. Even though it was published … Continue reading 15 Water Conservation Tips & What To Read To Save Your Life
Three screws in her hip. Two months until spring training. One answer to all her problems. Mickey Catalan’s life has been littered with struggles—from the scars that tell of past injuries, to her parents’ divorce, to the daily complexity of finding the right words to fit in socially. Mickey is no stranger to pain, emotional … Continue reading HEROINE ARC Giveaway!
Authors never know what's going to lead to a novel. A dream. Something we see from the corner of our eye. A random question, or an overheard conversation in a coffee shop. Or... in the case of A Madness So Discreet, a story about someone's front lobe being punctured by a tamping iron. I'm fascinated … Continue reading How A Metal Rod Through the Brain Is Inspiring
It's a big day for HEROINE - cover reveal time! YABC is hosting the cover reveal and ARC giveaway so head over there to enter to win an early copy of my newest release! Three screws in her hip. Two months until spring training. One answer to all her problems. Mickey Catalan’s life has been … Continue reading Sunday Funday! HEROINE Cover Reveal & ARC Giveaway!
I was recently interviewed by Diane Callahan for her series Writer to Writer. Learn about my decade-long query trenches slog, how I write from such a dark place, hitting deadlines, and finding motivation. And, if you'd like to learn about my NINE cats and thoughts on the writing process, check out this interview on Paws4Thought … Continue reading I’m Interviewed About 10 Years of Querying Before Finding Success
A Madness So Discreet Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery Mindy McGinnis, the acclaimed author of Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust, combines murder, madness, and mystery in a beautifully twisted gothic historical thriller perfect for fans of novels such as Asylum and The Diviners as well as television’s True Detective and American Horror Story. Grace Mae is already … Continue reading E-Book Deal! A MADNESS SO DISCREET $1.99!