Author Archive | Adam

Cover Reveal for MOSQUITOLAND by David Arnold

Mim Malone is not okay. After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. When Mim learns her real mother is sick back in Cleveland, she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound. Along her thousand-mile excursion, Mim meets a strange band of fellow travelers, including Walt […]

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Favorite Moms in YA/Children’s Lit!

We here at Pub Crawl are posting on this very special Sunday to wish all moms – real and fictional – a happy mother’s day! Good moms in children’s literature can sometimes be hard to find because, well, who doesn’t love a good orphan story! The Harry Potter series would’ve been dramatically different – and presumably non-existent – if good ‘ol Lily Potter didn’t go sacrificing herself to save little Harry. (Thanks for taking one […]

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Reasons NOT to Sign with a Publisher

I hope this isn’t too bubble bursting, but let’s go ahead and burst some bubbles about what shouldn’t be your deciding factor when signing with a publisher. Those writing towards publication tend to get caught up in the fantasy of dream agents, dream editors, dream co-authors, dream cover designers, and yes, dream publishers. (I sure did!) There are already hundreds of posts written up about how you shouldn’t have a Dream Anyone because you won’t know […]

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Celebrating John Corey Whaley’s NOGGIN

Listen — Travis Coates was alive once and then he wasn’t. Now he’s alive again. Simple as that. The in between part is still a little fuzzy, but he can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to some other guy’s body, and well, here he is. Despite all logic, he’s still 16 and everything […]

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Not Abusing Your Personal Contacts For Professional Agendas

This post is a little hard to write, but because it’s happened to me several times in the past few months as well as for many of my agented friends, I’d like to throw this out into the universe. When a writer signs with an agent and/or sells their first book they may sometimes find themselves a little more popular with the aspiring authors they knew way-back-when. I’m a firm believer in paying it forward, but […]

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