Archive | December, 2013

The Best of Pub Crawl 2013 + the Kindle Winner!

It’s that time of year again, guys—time for us at Pub Crawl to celebrate the past year’s worth of Pub Crawl-y awesome by rounding up some of our most amazing posts. Well, they’re all amazing, right? 😉 But these are the best of the best, I think! Together, we wrote over 171,097 words worth of posts on this blog this year. Unsurprisingly, the most commonly used word was “book.” The second most commonly used word was, […]


Science in Science Fiction

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of science fiction. I love the sense of wonder and anything-is-possible feeling it offers, not to mention all the opportunities to explore universal themes in a new way. Lots of people love science fiction movies and TV shows. I mean, is there anyone who doesn’t know about Kirk and Spock, or Han, Luke, and Leia? But hand a science fiction book to someone and the story […]


Joys of Writing

It’s almost upon us! Because we’re right in the middle of the season of joy, here’s a question I’m curious to hear your answers to: What about writing gives you the most joy? Here’s mine: For the most part, I’m a pantser–I don’t plan ahead much when I’m writing a first draft. But there is one thing I do like to make a road map for, however rough it might be: my characters. It doesn’t […]


Ask Alex: Publicist vs. Marketer

This month’s Ask Alex comes from Anna, who asked: I know you’ve written about both marketing and publicity but can you make this difference clearer for me? My understanding is that publicity has more to do with interaction with the press while marketing is more about advertising and social media. What would a marketing professional do that a publicist wouldn’t and vice versa. This is a great question, and one that I know a lot […]


Epic KINDLE Giveaway + Cover Reveal for Meredith McCardle’s The Eighth Guardian + Interview with the Art Director of Amazon Children’s Publishing

So the ladies at Pub(lishing) Crawl and I (Susan) are super excited for exactly 4 reasons today. Those reasons are: It’s Friday the 13th, which is freaky and awesome. We have the very lucky honor of revealing the cover for one of my most FAVORITE BOOKS!! What is that book? It’s The Eighth Guardian by Meredith McCardle. We have an amazing interview with the designer of Meredith’s cover—who also happens to be the Art Director at […]