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When I was in the chorus of the musical Pippin, I had this line, spoken to Pippin himself in a moment of dejection: Nothing ever turns out the way you think it’s going to. That line stuck with me in real life. It echoes in the back of my mind like a mantra, sometimes comforting,...
Welcome to our 2018 Pitch Wars Wishlist! We are Team Mischief Managed! See the full Pitch Wars 2018 Mentor Blog hop here: https://pitchwars.org/pitch-wars-2018-mentor-blog-hop/.) About us: From Samantha: I’m a YA/NA writer, hailing from Toronto, Canada. I was a Pitch Wars mentee in 2014, and a mentor in 2015 & 2017. When I’m not writing or...
I was thrilled to be a guest blogger on Janice Hardy’s Fiction University last week with 3 Updates Your Author Website Needs Now! As a web coordinator, I’m able to share my internet experience with authors to help them make the most of their online presence. In this article, I discuss the Chrome 68 update,...
I am so thrilled today to review You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon. I received an ARC a few weeks back, and I am so glad I did! Order on Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | Add on Goodreads  The summary from Goodreads: Eighteen-year-old twins Adina and Tovah have little...
I am thrilled to say Happy Book Birthday to Brenda Drake! Brenda is such an amazing author and an all-around fantastic person. I cannot wait to read her latest book Thunderstruck! I am a huge fan of all things Thor, from the Marvel movies to Rick Riordan’s Magnus Chase series, and I am so excited...
Welcome, Pitch Wars hopefuls! My name is Laurie Dennison, and I am thrilled to be a 2017 Pitch Wars Mentor! I am a TeenPit mentor for Pitch Wars. TeenPit is a writing contest created by Michael Mammay and Kelly Ann Hopkins designed specifically for teen writers. (Click here for more info about TeenPit.) This year...
Sometimes I have trouble keeping my book budget under control. Social media in the writing community doesn’t help matters; I see so many books that interest me, and before I know it, my nightstand and my Nook overflow. I recently found a bookish alternative that keeps me reading for free and helps other writers: Swoon...
It feels like I’ve been waiting forever to write this post. I could tell the version where I write a manuscript, polish it up, and send 30 query letters. The one where 15 full requests flood my inbox. In that version, I sign with an agent in less than six weeks. That story is true,...
The summary (adapted from Goodreads): After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory–even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy’s journey...
The Island Deception is finally here! Ever since I finished The Rogue Retrieval by Dan Koboldt, I’ve eagerly anticipated the next installment in the Gateways to Alissia series. Today is the day! The Summary: For stage magician Quinn Bradley, he thought his time in Alissia was over. He’d done his job for the mysterious CASE...
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