Author Archive | Julie

Contributing to an Anthology

Hi all, Julie here! I’m thrilled to be joined today by authors Mindy McGinnis, Stephanie Scott, and Shannon Parker. Today is a big day for all four of us, as well as PubCrawl contributor Eric Smith. Welcome Home, an Anthology on Love and Adoption, is out in the world! Eric conceived of this anthology and edited it, and the rest of us (including Eric himself,) have stories inside. Shannon is here to share what this […]

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Cover Reveal! The Memory of Forgotten Things by Kat Zhang!

Hello PubCrawlers! I’m very excited to be hosting the cover reveal for fellow PubCrawl contributor (currently on hiatus,) Kat Zhang, whose new MG novel, The Memory of Forgotten Things, is due out from Aladdin in Spring/Summer 2018! I’m so excited for you all to see this gorgeous cover, not only because it’s beautiful, but also because it so perfectly reflects the book inside. I had the opportunity to read an early draft of Memory, and […]

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Building Writerly Friendships

Hi all! Today I want to talk a little bit about friendships between writers. As I was searching for a topic for this post over the past few days, I also was looking forward to having lunch with Meghan Rogers, an author I met last year. Meghan and I both debuted in 2016 and published sequel novels this year (if you’re unfamiliar with Meghan’s amazing Raven Files books, you can read about them on her […]

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A New You—In Name Alone? When to Adopt a Pen Name

For the first ten years and twenty-plus novels of my career, I wrote exclusively under my real name. But this summer, The Dress in the Window will come out under the pseudonym Sofia Grant. The decision to use a pen name was not undertaken lightly, but after extensive discussion with my agent and editor, who ultimately felt that my new novel might reach the greatest number of readers if it was launched as a ‘debut.’ […]

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Guest Post: The Pitch Wars Prize by Kristen Lepionka

I used to think online writing contests were for lucky people. You know the type I mean—some folks are just lucky, always winning free vacations, Goodreads giveaways, or hitting it big on a slot machine. Me? Not so much. I didn’t even win a free water bottle with my employer’s name printed on it, that time they gave away 6 of them at a meeting that only had 8 attendees. No big deal. I didn’t […]

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