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PubCrawl Alum: Discovering Your Novel’s Hook by Janice Hardy

Every novel needs a great hook that grabs reader attention and holds it tight. In a novel’s brainstorming stage, the hook is the gotcha—the twist that will make the novel compelling and fresh. It’s the “ooooh” factor that probably got you excited about the idea in the first place. It might be a plot point, a character goal, or a conflict. It could even be the theme. The hook is what sets your novel apart […]

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Cover Reveal! GIRLS IN THE MOON by Janet McNally! (Plus ARC giveaway!)

First things first! Here’s the gorgeous cover! Isn’t that incredible? And here’s a summary of what you’ll find inside: Everyone in Phoebe Ferris’s life tells a different version of the truth. Her mother, Meg, ex-rock star and professional question evader, shares only the end of the story—the post-fame calm that Phoebe’s always known. Her sister Luna, indie rock darling of Brooklyn, preaches a stormy truth of her own making, selectively ignoring the facts she doesn’t […]

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Guest Post: Jordan Hamessley on BLEEDING EARTH!

Hello, Publishing Crawl! It’s been a while! Today is the pub day of Kaitlin Ward’s debut YA horror novel, Bleeding Earth! Bleeding Earth was my first YA acquisition after I moved to Egmont USA. I vividly remember reading the opening sequence on the subway, being horrified in the best way possible, and then staying up the rest of the night reading it. I proudly championed Kaitlin’s novel, which I lovingly called “the bloodiest book I […]

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Wandering Wild Cover Reveal & Giveaway

Today I am thrilled that we are sharing the cover for Wandering Wild. I always get excited for cover reveals, but this one feels particularly special. Wandering Wild was originally supposed to be published by Egmont in October of 2015, but after the U.S division of Egmont closed last year, Wandering Wild lost its first home. Thankfully it’s found a new home with Sky Pony Press, and it will be coming out May 3, 2016. And here […]

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Betareaders Rock: Meet the Readers Who Proofed This Gulf of Time and Stars, and Win a Copy of the Book!

Science fiction folks know. What they like and don’t like. Most particularly, they know what they love. All about what they love. I’ve been to conventions. Trust me. You can count me among them for I’m just as cautious about a “new” take on a beloved film or tv series. Hopeful, yes, because I want more. But cautious. Because, seriously. What if They mess it up? There’s no mysterious and plural They involved in my […]

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