Author Archive | Eric

Defining Disciplined: When You Realize You’re Doing It Wrong

I’m trying little mug, I really am. Photo via Pexels “You’re so disciplined.” People say this to me a lot, and it’s not entirely surprising. In my group of friends, both in the bookish world and not, I’m known for not sleeping, writing in cafes half the week, and being the first one at my coworking space, hunched over my laptop before the lights are even turned on. I’m your writer friend that’s on Google […]

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Cover Reveal: The Skylark’s Song by J.M. Frey

Oh my goodness, the publishing / publicist powers-that-be have certainly decided to bless me as of late, nudging me with neat cover reveals. Just last week we got to showcase Lauren Morrill’s gorgeous new cover (and her amazing story about reviving her career), and now, we’ve got a cool looking cover from an awesome indie press. If you’re not familiar with REUTS, they’re a smaller press of sci-fi and fantasy YA, Adult, and New Adult […]

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On Getting Query Help: Erica Boyce’s The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green, From Critique to Book Deal (And a Bonus Cover Reveal)

I wish writing groups felt like this (photo via Pexels) I feel like as someone who works in publishing, both as an agent on the industry side of things and an author in the Young Adult world, I spend a lot of time trying to nudge people to follow the traditional route of trying to get their book in front of the right people. I hear so many stories about terrible query letters and poorly […]

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Cover Reveal: Lauren Morrill’s Better Than the Best Plan

Look, if you know me, you’ve heard me talking about Lauren Morrill. She writes my favorite Young Adult rom-coms, spinning stories that are packed full of swoons, sighs, and kissing. From offbeat romances on doomed cruise ships to falling for fame, her novels are always as surprising as the are beautifully written. And I’m just so thrilled to share this guest post from Lauren, as well as reveal the cover to her latest, BETTER THAN […]

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Talking Down About Others & Yourself: Three Surprising Query Letter Mistakes

Get it, trash? Cause trash talk. Whatever. (via Pexels) Look, there are endless blog posts and articles out there that talk about query letter mistakes. If you’ve ever Googled for tips, you’re aware of all the heavy hitting highlights. Do your research when querying agents. Don’t get too wordy when describing your book. Write a solid hook that gets the reader psyched. Don’t BCC a hundred agents with DEAR AGENT because no literary agent has […]

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