A Toddler’s Dream… What Getting Your Debut Cover Is Like, With Renee April

I love talking to authors. Our experiences are so similar, yet so very different, that every one of us has a new story to share. Everyone says that the moment you get your cover it really hits you – you’re an author. The cover is your story – and you – packaged for the world. …

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How To Give Feedback On Your Cover With Nicole Maggi

I love talking to authors. Our experiences are so similar, yet so very different, that every one of us has a new story to share. Everyone says that the moment you get your cover it really hits you - you're an author. The cover is your story - and you - packaged for the world. …

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Meagan Macvie On The Cover Art Process

Today's guest for the CRAP (Cover Reveal Anxiety Phase) is Meagan Macvie, author of The Ocean in My Ears, which was named a 2017 Best Teen Book by Kirkus. Her short work has appeared in Narrative, Barrelhouse, and Fugue, as well as the regional anthology, Timberland Writes Together.  Did you have any pre-conceived notions about what you wanted your cover to look …

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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 …

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AMONG THE RED STARS Author Gwen C. Katz On Illustrated YA Covers

I love talking to authors. Our experiences are so similar, yet so very different, that every one of us has a new story to share. Everyone says that the moment you get your cover it really hits you - you're an author. The cover is your story - and you - packaged for the world. …

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