Archive | February, 2015

Interview with Patrick Jennings, Author of Hissy Fitz!

As readers of this blog already know, PubCrawl is excited to help spread the word about Egmont USA’s spring 2015 list, a group which has banded together under the name Egmont’s Last List. It’s my pleasure to welcome Patrick Jennings as our guest here at PubCrawl today! (And we are giving away of one of Patrick’s books! More on that below…) I’m so thrilled to interview such a prolific writer of children’s books! Patrick’s website […]

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Volunteering: Marketing’s Best Kept Secret

I’ve met very few writers who got excited over the idea of marketing and promotion–and those who did, were typically folks who did that for a living. Maybe it’s an aspect of a creative soul, but it’s not usually something that comes naturally to us. And the thought of pushing our work on others? -shudder- I’ve always advocated that the best marketing strategies are the things we enjoy doing. Good marketing is all about making […]

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And the Award Goes to…

Like many people, I’ve been thinking about awards this weekend. A couple of days ago, SFWA announced this year’s Nebula and Norton Award nominees, and as I write this blog post, the Oscars are happening. Not too long ago, the internet was flooded with “Best of 2014” lists, which can be a fragile time for authors. Lots of authors check out those lists when they’re posted in the hopes that our books are among those being recognized — and […]

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Interview with R.C. Lewis, author of Stitching Snow and Spinning Starlight!

Today is an exciting day for me, because I have the great pleasure of introducing you to R.C. Lewis, the author of Stitching Snow and the upcoming Spinning Starlight! I’m currently reading Stitching Snow, and I’m loving it! If you’re a fan of exciting sci-fi, filled with original characters and set in an amazing world, you need to check this out! Kirkus calls it a “clever, surprisingly gritty science-fiction version” of Snow White. (That grittiness is what […]

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Falling in Love with a Book

Recently, I saw something circulating on Social Media about 36 questions to ask to make you fall in love with someone, and I started thinking- if human love can be so specifically pinpointed, can book love be just as specifically identified? How does a book make me fall in love with it? Is it the cover? The blurb on the back? The plot? The language? The characters? To some degree, all of these things contribute, […]

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