Heroine will be out in the world next month - March 12th! If you pre-ordered, email me - Mindy (at) MindyMcGinnis (dot) com with a screenshot of your receipt, and I'll send you a signed postcard. Make sure to include your mailing address! If you haven't pre-ordered yet, there's still time! Three screws in her … Continue reading Signed HEROINE Swag for Pre-Orders!
This past week I got to do something I've never done before - attend Winter Institute. If you don't know, Winter Institute is an annual convention attended by indie booksellers where authors, booksellers, and quite a few librarians all mingle, talk books - and hopefully make an impression on one another. This year it was … Continue reading Coming Home: Reality, Snow, and Winter Institute
This Darkness Mine makes its way into the world today in paperback format... with a little surprise at the end - the first chapter of Heroine! Be sure to enter the signed paperback giveaway below! Mindy McGinnis, award-winning author of The Female of the Species and A Madness So Discreet, returns with a new dark and twisted psychological … Continue reading This Darkness Mine Paperback Release!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vB-2s1-uLo Regular readers know that it took me ten years to find an agent, and another six months after signing with her to land a book deal. During that time, every New Year's Eve I'd stare down into my drink and resolve that this year I was going to get published. That is not a good resolution. … Continue reading 10 Writer’s Resolutions for 2019 & 10 Things NOT To Do
The Female of the Species is $1.99! Edgar Award-winning author Mindy McGinnis delivers a riveting contemporary YA novel that examines rape culture through alternating perspectives. A stunning, unforgettable page-turner. Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it. Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the … Continue reading $1.99 E-Book Deal!
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