Exposition Blindness

Exposition is one those things in writing with which I have a love/hate relationship. Mostly because while I’m writing, I’m tricked into thinking it’s sheer brilliance. And because I know all about those picky critique partners that will insist that half of it is unnecessary, I make sure that every single thing that I mention in my exposition is a genius epiphany to the discerning reader. So I start off my new WIP with a […]

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March Releases!

I can’t believe it’s MARCH already! Is it just me, or is this year flying by really, really quickly? There are LOTS of wonderful YA & MG books releasing in March, but in the interest of space, I’m highlighting the March Releases that I’m most excited for (though I think the book I’m most excited for is Froi of the Exiles! Aghhh! Cannot wait until March 13th!). For a complete list of March releases, definitely […]

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What We’re Reading Now

HAPPY FRIDAY! If you’re like us here at Pub Crawl, you look forward to the weekend for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is more time to spend reading! Here’s a peek at the books we’re reading now… Jodi Meadows is reading INSURGENT by Veronica Roth. Joanna Volpe is reading EMPIRE STATE by Adam Christopher. Sarah J. Maas is reading ARCHANGEL’S KISS by Nalini Singh. Leigh Bardugo is reading SNOW CRASH by Neal Stephenson. Erin Bowman […]

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Coverlust: Shadow & Bone, The Snow Child, & Bitterblue

I don’t know about you, but I find myself spending quite a bit of time oohing and ahhing over many a gorgeous book cover! But, there is something about just keeping that to yourself that leaves one feeling unfulfilled. Because what fun is oohing and ahhing if there aren’t others doing the same with you, right? So here are some covers I am seriously lusting over right now. Hopefully, you’ll end up having the same drool-inducing and envy-fueled […]

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The Changing Role of the Literary Agent

When you think of a literary agent, what do you picture? Before I started working at an agency, I had an image of a Very Important Person sitting in an office, reading through manuscripts until they found that diamond in the rough.  Then they would (almost immediately) sell that gem off in a heated, cleverly negotiated publishing deal, closing out the phone call with “I want that contract on my desk in the morning!” *slams […]

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