Monthly Archives: October 2013

Interview with Helene Dunbar, Debut Author of THESE GENTLE WOUNDS

Happy Halloween! While everyone is dealing with costumes, everything in the universe being pumpkin-flavored, and little kids hyped up on candy, I got to interview Helene Dunbar, whose debut book deals with some genuinely scary stuff like loss and PTSD.  … Continue reading

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Not doing NaNo because you think you can’t hit 50k? This post is for you.

There are plenty of reasons why someone shouldn’t participate in NaNoWriMo! They hate writing. They hate November. They hate books. (If you hate all three of these things, I’m probably scared of you.) But when I talk about NaNo with … Continue reading

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Using Your Character as Your Lens

I know a lot of YA writers, myself included, who write in first person. The problem with first person is that it’s cemented very deeply in your character’s mind—the book is very theirs, their words, their voice. So everything in … Continue reading

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Interview with Carly Drake, Debut Author of WORDS ONCE SPOKEN

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for another debut author interview. Today I got to chat with Carly Drake, author of YA fantasy WORDS ONCE SPOKEN, which just released this month! YA meets high fantasy in this lush series debut … Continue reading

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Interview with Victoria Aveyard, Debut Author of THE RED QUEEN

Today I was lucky enough to get to interview Victoria Aveyard, fantasy expert and fellow 2015 debut. 🙂 Her debut fantasy novel, THE RED QUEEN, is set in a world where society is divided by the color of blood. It features … Continue reading

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Interview with Jennifer Walkup, Debut Author of SECOND VERSE

There are lots of new things going on with my blog! I just switched to WordPress and I’m slowly unraveling its mysteries. I’m also starting a new series where I interview debut YA authors. If you’re a debut YA author … Continue reading

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What’s Up Wednesday #1: Quintana of Charyn, Eleanor & Park, Breaking Bad, and NaNoWarmUp

I’ve never done What’s Up Wednesday before, but it seems like the perfect opportunity to freak out about things I like. Which I do anyway, but a blog post makes it official. What I’m reading: I actually read Finnikin of … Continue reading

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