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Guest Post: Chandler Baker on Ghostwriting and ‘The Big Reveal’

The Big Reveal: Writing under your own name after years of ghostwriting and ways to navigate the transition It’s a not-so-dirty little secret that when my debut novel comes out this week, it won’t be my first published book. Okay, it actually won’t be my second or even my third published one, either, but it will still very much be my debut, in every sense of the word. You see, up until this point, I’ve been what’s known in […]

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Guest Post: Creating an Authentic Historical Atmosphere with Elizabeth May

One of the most challenging aspects of writing historical fiction is building a believable atmosphere that resonates with contemporary readers. What many people don’t realize is that the farther back a book’s historical period goes, the more you might have the same difficulties a fantasy author might: worldbuilding and authenticity – only with the added pressure of being constrained by historical social rules and events. So here are some tips that might help get you […]

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An Interview with Jenny Martin, author of Tracked

Welcome, Jenny, and thanks for stopping by! Tracked is your debut novel, and like many authors, your publication journey wasn’t all smooth sailing. Can you tell us about your road to publication? (Was this the book that got you your agent? Were there any roadblocks you hit that made you want to give up? etc…) Hi, Erin! Thanks for having me on Pub Crawl, one of my favorite sites! Let me preface my answer by saying…this is for all […]

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Interview With Sarah Nicolas, Author of Dragons are People, Too

I first met Sarah Nicolas several years ago at an RWA conference in Orlando, FL and instantly liked her. She’s funny, nice, and a generous soul. It’s wonderful when good things happen to good people, so it’s a true joy to help her celebrate the release of her debut YA novel, Dragons are People, Too. I (virtually) sat down with her recently to chat about her book, publishing path, and what’s next. A little about […]

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Guest Post: Surprise Me by Sarah McGuire

The first day of school. I have textbooks neatly stacked, and syllabi neatly stacked, and the little forms where I write down which book went with which student are on top of . . . you guessed it . . . the appropriate stacks. I will probably never be more organized than that first day. The students will probably never be more quiet. And there’s this moment where they’re looking at me, and I’m looking […]

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