Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office … Continue reading Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

Once Every Thousand Years... Every millennium, one age ends and another age dawns...and whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers holds the power to call the great Kami Dragon from the sea and ask for any one wish. The time is near...and the missing pieces of the scroll will be sought throughout the land … Continue reading Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa

Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: The Color of Lies by CJ Lyons

High school senior Ella Cleary has always been good at reading people. Her family has a rare medical condition called synesthesia that scrambles the senses—her Gram Helen sees every sound, and her uncle Joe can literally taste words. Ella’s own synesthesia manifests itself as the ability to see colors that reveal people’s true emotions…until she … Continue reading Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: The Color of Lies by CJ Lyons

Author Kurt Dinan on the Sophomore Slump

Today's guest for the SNOB (Second Novel Omnipresent Blues) is Kurt Dinan, author of Don't Get Caught, available from Sourcebooks. Kurt is a high school English teacher living in Cincinnati. 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 … Continue reading Author Kurt Dinan on the Sophomore Slump

Book Talk & Giveaway: Winner Take All by Laurie Devore

For Nell Becker, life is a competition she needs to win. For Jackson Hart, everyone is a pawn in his own game. They both have everything to lose. Nell wants to succeed at everything—school, sports, life. And victory is sweeter when it means beating Jackson Hart, the rich, privileged, undisputed king of Cedar Woods Prep … Continue reading Book Talk & Giveaway: Winner Take All by Laurie Devore

MEM Author Bethany C. Morrow On the Need for Representation Throughout the Publishing Industry

Today’s guest on the Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire podcast is Bethany C. Morrow, author of MEM which released this month from Unnamed Press. Bethany graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in Sociology (but took notable detours in the Film and Theatre departments). Following undergrad, she studied Clinical Psychological Research … Continue reading MEM Author Bethany C. Morrow On the Need for Representation Throughout the Publishing Industry

Author Nadia L. King On Using Your Time Strategically

Today's guest for the SNOB (Second Novel Omnipresent Blues) is Nadia L. King. An Australian author, Nadia was born in Dublin, Ireland and is a YA author and short story writer. Nadia's book, Jenna's Truth, is available from Serenity Press. Whether you’re under contract or trying to snag another deal, you’re a professional now, with … Continue reading Author Nadia L. King On Using Your Time Strategically

I’m Interviewed About 10 Years of Querying Before Finding Success

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