Archive | January, 2013

New Adult- Passing Trend or Legitimate Genre?

  by Rachel Seigel — In recent months, a new offshoot of Young Adult has been catching traction on the publishing scene. The term, “New Adult Fiction” or “Post Adolescent Literature”, is a term that refers to Young Adult books that feature older teen characters, and appeal to the 18-25 year-old readers who are still figuring out what it means to be an adult.These titles, reverse adult crossover, in that they are Young Adult books […]


Asunder and Prodigy: Release Day Twins

Since Marie and I both have books coming out today—YAY!!!—we thought it might be fun to do a post together discussing what it’s been like gearing up for our second books’ release. So…here goes! Jodi: Marieeee! It’s finally here! Prodigy and Asunder are out at last. It’s been a year for me, and over a year for you. What a long wait! Has the wait killed you? Are you dead now? Marie: Dude, I am […]


ASUNDER and PRODIGY release today!

Oh wow, guys—how AMAZING is it that we have not one, but TWO books launching from Pub(lishing) Crawlers today? (And with such stunning covers, too!) Needless to say, we are buzzing with excitement (and pride! So much pride for our authors!). It’s an incredible accomplishment to launch a book, and it’s just as incredible, challenging, and HUGE to release a second. We at Pub(lishing) Crawl are just so thrilled to have Jodi Meadows and Marie […]


Butt in Chair, Hands on Keyboard

New Year. New work ethic…er, right? If you’re like me, then you probably resolved to get more writing accomplished. In fact, my specific 2013 resolution was to spend half as much time on the internet and use those extra daily hours to nurture my muse and write! But boy is that easier said than done. Inspiration doesn’t always want to come when WE want it to—and I ‘ve talked about writing constipationbefore. About how you can squeeze […]


Last Call: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

In Bel Canto, fifty-eight international hostages and their captors forge unexpected bonds over one common language: music. Packed with magic realism and omniscient narration, Ann Patchett reveals a profound, shared humanity among the hearts and psyches of her characters. Your turn: Did you ever choose one path instead of another because you thought it was all you were capable of? And because it’s still technically part of our “PubCrawl Survived the Apocalypse” celebration, we’ve got […]