Archive | May, 2013

Pub(lishing) Crawl at BEA 2013!

So, somehow, a year has flown by and BEA is now upon us once more! Just like last year, a bunch of us at Pub Crawl are attending BEA—and we couldn’t be more excited! We know that BEA can be a bit hectic and scheduling stuff in advance is a must, so we thought it’d be helpful to have all of our events listed in one place! If you’re attending any of these events, totally […]


  by Rachel Seigel — Most of us probably remember writing a book report at least once during our time in school. We dutifully described the plot, the setting, the characters, and any other crucial data that would let our teachers know that we’d actually read and understood the book. As we advanced into high school and university, book reports shifted to book reviews, and whether we realize it or not, there is a subtle […]


Interview with Elizabeth Ross, Author of Belle Epoque

Belle Epoque When Maude Pichon runs away from provincial Brittany to Paris, her romantic dreams vanish as quickly as her savings. Desperate for work, she answers an unusual ad. The Durandeau Agency provides its clients with a unique service—the beauty foil. Hire a plain friend and become instantly more attractive. Monsieur Durandeau has made a fortune from wealthy socialites, and when the Countess Dubern needs a companion for her headstrong daughter, Isabelle, Maude is deemed […]


A Conversation between Critique Partners: Trusting Your Own Work

So this isn’t really a conversation post this time–more like me adding onto Sarah’s last post. Mostly because she touched on something I feel very strongly about: The idea that having a critique partner somehow means you don’t trust your own writing. Just as Sarah said in her post: that’s not true. In fact, I’m gonna go ahead and (excuse my language) call bullshit on anyone who says something like that. Because it is just so, so, […]


The Age of Transformation

Lately I’ve been preparing for a pretty big life move, and for the past few weeks or so I’ve been packing up a storm. Some things are relatively easy to pack (clothes, shoes, etc.) but I’ve spent the most hours and the most agony over what to do with my books. I’ve always had a bit of a book hoarding problem (don’t we all?) but I knew that I had to be utterly ruthless when […]