Author Archive | Kat

Making the Shift to Middle Grade

Hey, all! 🙂 In case you were unawares, my next two upcoming books are Middle Grade instead of Young Adult, and today, I wanted to talk a little about the different experiences I’ve had writing for these two age groups. Of course, I don’t have nearly as much experience with the Middle Grade side of things, yet—my first one doesn’t release until Summer 2017. But with one book through copyedits and the other quickly shaping […]

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COVER REVEAL: The Emperor’s Riddle

Kat here! 🙂 It’s been a while since I’ve done a cover reveal, and there’s something particularly special about this one. Back when I was writing the Hybrid Chronicles (which had a series of covers I loved), I was always a little jealous of Middle Grade covers. Young Adult books were going through a very photography-heavy phase, and I have a fondness for illustrated covers. There’s something unique and especially lovely about them. Admittedly, this is […]

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Trunk Novel Snippets

Talk to just about any published writer, and they’ll be able to regale you with all their novels-that-never-came-to-be. Maybe they’ll call them their “practice” novels. Or their “trunked” novels. Or simply novels they’ve “set aside for now.” Maybe they’ll only have one or two of them. Maybe they’ll have twenty. But very rarely will a writer publish the very first book they write—and then go on to publish every story they write afterward. These can […]

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Post-Contract Schedules

There’s a ton of information out there about life pre-contract—how to query an agent, how to revise with critique partners, etc, etc. But life post-contract can be a little harder to research. Recently, we got an email from a reader with a few questions about scheduling after you’ve sold a book. The short answer is: It really varies. Let’s break it down by question! How long do you get to write the first draft and […]

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Behind the Page with Paper Lantern Lit #3: Q&A

Thanks, Publishing Crawl for hosting our final post in the Behind the Page series! We loved reading these questions and hopefully provided satisfactory answers. You can always ask us more questions on Twitter @Paperlanternlit, or email marketing@paperlanternlit.com. 1. What social media advice would you give to a non-published author who’s in the process of finishing her first novel? First, I want to commend you for already thinking about your social media strategy before you’ve started the […]

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