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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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Guest Post: Giving Up On Writing. Again. And Again.

When Patrice asked if I’d be willing to write a post about not giving up, my first response was: oh, but I’m not the right person for this—I gave up so many times! But Patrice made a good point: writing isn’t about not wanting to give up, but about knowing when to keep going. The first book I ever wrote seriously (by which I mean I wrote “The End” and actually let another human—aka not […]

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak by Adi Alsaid!

I am so excited to be hosting the cover reveal for one of my favorite YA contemporary authors (and good friend) Adi Alsaid. He writes beautiful, inspiring novels that I’m frequently shouting at people to read. And behold, here’s another one for me to scream about. Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak. Here are some details about from his publisher, Harlequin Teen: Has heartbreak broken her for good? Dumped by her boyfriend the summer after […]

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