Archive | April, 2013

Book Recommendation: Shades of Milk and Honey

So, I think it’s safe to say that that last week was ridiculously awful, and that it’d be really nice if THIS week is filled with puppies and rainbows and bottomless pints of ice cream. Honestly, I spent a good chunk of last week just reading comfort books—one of which was Without A Summer, the latest (and third) volume in Mary Robinette Kowal’s Glamourist Histories series. If the series sounds familiar, it might be because […]


What’s Left Unsaid

Woody Allen’s film, Annie Hall, won the Oscar for best picture in 1977, beating out (dare I say it?) Star Wars. Although regular readers of this blog know that I have an over-the-top love for the original Star Wars trilogy, (in particular the first film that lost the best picture Oscar to Annie Hall,) I try not to hold grudges. The truth is that I recognize that Annie Hall is a fantastic movie with an […]


When Characters Age in a Series

In today’s publishing market, a series or a trilogy is bookselling gold. Booksellers/Librarians love knowing that a book that kids have gotten excited about has more volumes coming, and that further adventures are in store for a beloved character. What can and does pose a problem- both for authors and for readers, is when the main character ages over the course of the series from child to young adult or teen. Take Harry Potter for […]


Taken by Erin Bowman releases today!

Today is the launch day for Erin Bowman’s TAKEN, and we here at Pub(lishing) Crawl couldn’t be more thrilled! Seriously—no exaggeration—we are all flipping out with excitement over this book’s release. Not only Erin is a great writer, a great friend, and also a pivotal part of the inner workings of this blog (we wouldn’t be here if not for her—heck, she designed the graphics of this site, after all!), but we’re also HUGE fans of […]


Know Your Characters

This morning, while I was deep in the throes of writing, my fiancé wandered into the office. He had just finished re-watching the movie Prometheus (which neither of us liked), and he was practically buzzing with frustration. “You know what was wrong with that movie?” Fiancé said. “Other than plot holes?” “What?” I asked. “The characters were inconsistent.” He then went into an in-depth description of a specific scene. The scene unfolded as follows: Our […]