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More Hands in the Kitchen: Karuna Riazi on Baking Her Debut With a Book Packager

I‘m playing proud parent on the blog today as we welcome Karuna Riazi, who made her debut last month with the awesome The Gauntlet, a middle grade Jumanji with a South Asian flair. The book is the first non-Sona-and-Dhonielle project from CAKE Literary – the book packaging company I co-founded with my BFF and work wife Dhonielle Clayton. Everything we do has a decidedly diverse bent, with a strong focus on #ownvoices.  One of the questions Karuna gets […]

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CampNaNo Writers! Awesome Authors’ Fast Drafting Tips to Get You Through!

So every year, I try to take on the challenge of fast-drafting during NaNoWriMo – that’s the fab and motivating National Novel Writing Month, traditionally in November, for you newbies. And every time I do it, by day five, I’m waving the white flag of doom and despair. This month, I decided to dig into their spring CampNaNo (and there’s another one in July for those of you who can’t commit right now!). To keep […]

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Birthdays, Deadlines and Goals, Oh My!

Nothing like a birthday to remind you that the clock is ticking. And today’s a big one. I don’t know about you, but for me it’s always a day to pause, take stock, and reassess. Like many writers, I’m all about goals and plans, and, as a journalist, deadlines. And it’s difficult not to feel a bit bereft when you realize you haven’t quite achieved the things you set out too. It’s easy to be […]

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