Research For Middle Grade Historicals & Incubation as Inspiration with Anne O’Brien Carelli

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91vWBcdBlPk Today’s guest on the podcast is Anne O’Brien Carelli author of Skylark and Wallcreeper, a middle grade story that alternates between Brooklyn in 2012 and the German-occupied town of Brume in 1944. Anne joined me today to talk about writing for children, and the amount of research required to write historical fiction – no … Continue reading Research For Middle Grade Historicals & Incubation as Inspiration with Anne O’Brien Carelli

Gail Shepherd on Balancing Writing Time As A Published Author

Welcome to the SNOB (Second Novel Ominipresent Blues). Whether you’re under contract or trying to snag another deal, you’re a professional now, with the pressures of a published novelist compounded with the still-present nagging self-doubt of the noobie. How to deal? Today's guest for the SNOB is Gail Shepherd who received her creative M.A. from … Continue reading Gail Shepherd on Balancing Writing Time As A Published Author

Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON by Mary Winn Heider

Fovea Munson is nobody's Igor. True, her parents own a cadaver lab where they perform surgeries on dead bodies. And yes, that makes her gross by association, at least according to everyone in seventh grade. And sure, Fovea's stuck working at the lab now that her summer camp plans have fallen through. But she is … Continue reading Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON by Mary Winn Heider

New Podcast Episode With Tricia Springstubb PLUS – ARC Giveaways for GIVEN TO THE EARTH and DREAD NATION!

A new episode of the podcast is up, featuring fellow Ohio author Tricia Springstubb, who was one of my first guests on the blog all the way back in March of 2011. In this episode, Tricia joined me to talk about the transition of changing from being a lover of stories to a writer of them, … Continue reading New Podcast Episode With Tricia Springstubb PLUS – ARC Giveaways for GIVEN TO THE EARTH and DREAD NATION!