Archive | September, 2017

Auction to Aid Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog post for this important announcement. With our fellow U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico in need in the devastating aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and the additional challenges of getting water and supplies to the island from the mainland, a bunch of authors, agents, and editors have banded together to create #PubforPR, an online auction to raise funds to provide aid, through donations to Unidos por Puerto Rico and […]

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PubCrawl Podcast: Not Dead, Just Sleeping

Whoops. We kinda vanished on you. Sorry for the unintended radio silence over these past few weeks while Kelly’s been sick and JJ’s been without a computer! We ask for your patience and understanding for just a little while longer, while we get things in order so that we can pick up recording Pub Crawl on a regular schedule. We miss you guys!

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Creating space

I’m now seven books into my career, with four more contracted through 2020, so this might seem strange for me to say, especially to those of you still trying to break into publishing or just getting started, but I often fantasize about the freedom of writing without contracts or deadlines. Some authors can write and write and write indefinitely without feeling like they need more space for the book they’re working on. And some authors […]

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On Publishing, Goals, Life and Balance (Or Lack There Of)

The last few months, I’ve been a bit MIA. Not enough for anyone who doesn’t know me well to notice. But enough. Because things have been happening. Good things, which I hope to share down the line. But bad things, too. Difficult things. Today marks two months since the day I lost my father. And tomorrow is my birthday. The first I’ll celebrate without him. It’s going to be hard. The last year has been […]

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Guest Post: Akshaya Raman and Janella Angeles Share Their Conference Survival Guide

Today I have invited Akshaya Raman and Janella Angeles, my fabulous writer friends and members of the Boston Teen Author Festival team to do a guest post! They are offering some truly ingenious tips and advice for conferences that all attendees may want to keep in mind when going to an event. Without further ado, here are Aks and Janella!   Anyone in publishing knows that when conference season rolls around, your FOMO naturally rises. You […]

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