Debut Novelist Quinn Sosna-Spear On Knowing When To Shelve A Project

Today's guest is Quinn Sosna-Spear author of The Remarkable Inventions of Walter Mortinson, which follows 12-year-old Walter’s travels in the stolen family hearse, through towns where people dress as fish, worship bees, and dig for living rocks, en route to meet the infamous inventor who mentored his father. Are you a Planner or Pantster? I … Continue reading Debut Novelist Quinn Sosna-Spear On Knowing When To Shelve A Project

Lish McBride On the Stress of Sophomore Novels

Today's guest for the SAT (Successful Author Talk) is Lish McBride author of funny and creepy Young Adult books such as Hold Me Closer, Necromancer; Necromancing the Stone; Firebug; and Pyromantic. Lish got her BFA in creative writing from Seattle University and her MFA from University of New Orleans. Lish is also currently a bookseller … Continue reading Lish McBride On the Stress of Sophomore Novels

Anne O’Brien Carelli On Allowing Time to Pass Before Editing

Today's guest for the SAT (Successful Author Talk) is Anne O'Brien Carelli, who developed the Welcome to Our Schools program for the New York State Bureau of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance. Her book Skylark and Wallcreeper follows the story of Lily, who is helping her grandmother Collette evacuate to a makeshift shelter in Brooklyn during … Continue reading Anne O’Brien Carelli On Allowing Time to Pass Before Editing

Annie Sullivan On Social Media Helping Spread Awareness of Your Book

Today's guest for the SAT (Successful Author Talk) is Annie Sullivan who grew up in Indianapolis. She received her Masters degree in Creative Writing from Butler University. Her debut, A Touch of Gold, about the cursed daughter of King Midas, is available now. Are you a Planner or Pantster? I’m a total pantster. I like to … Continue reading Annie Sullivan On Social Media Helping Spread Awareness of Your Book

Hannah R. Goodman On Indie Publishing Without An Agent

Today's guest for the SAT (Successful Author Talk) is Hannah R. Goodman, author of Till it Stops Beating released July 8, from Black Rose Writing. Are you a Planner or Pantser? I have trouble answering this. I’ve been a writer for decades and have written everything from feature articles in magazines to young adult novels and … Continue reading Hannah R. Goodman On Indie Publishing Without An Agent

3 Tips For Surviving The Query Process From J. Anderson Coats

Today's guest for the SAT (Successful Author Talk) is J. Anderson Coats, author of The Wicked and the Just, one of Kirkus’s Best Teen Books of 2012. It also won the 2013 Washington State Book Award for Young Adults. Her newest book is R Is for Rebel  (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2018), a middle-grade novel about … Continue reading 3 Tips For Surviving The Query Process From J. Anderson Coats

Author & Editor Jess Verdi On Personalizing Queries

Today's guest for the SAT (Successful Author Talk) is Jessica Verdi, author of Jessica Verdi author of young adult novels and children’s books about identity, family, acceptance, and love. Jess received her MFA in Writing for Children from The New School and is a freelance editor of romance, women’s fiction, chick lit, YA, and kid … Continue reading Author & Editor Jess Verdi On Personalizing Queries