Interview with Erica O’Rourke, author of Tangled

Today I am ELATED to present a fantastic YA writer (and winner of the Golden Heart—HOLY CROW!): Erica O’Rourke. In her own words: I write books about girls who make their own fate and fall for boys they shouldn’t. I live outside Chicago. I like to travel but I’ll never really leave this city. I prefer cookies to cake (even cupcakes), television to movies, and autumn to all the other seasons. I like sushi, naps, coffee, […]

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On Inadequacy

When it comes to having faith in my own writing, I am decidedly agnostic. My mindset, when it comes to my own work, is characterized by ambivalence and indecision. Some days, I have a large amount of faith, other days very little. Sometimes, I only have faith every tenth time I look at that dreaded word document containing my manuscript. In my experience, with writing, it is never enough. I can tell myself that where […]

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Incarnate Releases Today!

So, we’re interrupting our normal posting schedule for a very special, VERY AWESOME announcement. Because…. Jodi Meadows’ INCARNATE releases today!!!! CONGRATS, JODI!!!!! We are so, so proud and excited to have Jodi at Pub Crawl—she’s clever and funny and super-talented…and just an all-around wonderful person. We’ve ALL been counting down the minutes until today—some of us since we saw the deal listing for Incarnate long, long ago. A few of us even went to the […]

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Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Incarnate has been one of my must-reads of 2012 since it sold with that tantalizing description on Publisher’s Marketplace proclaiming it to be “about the only girl who is new in a world where everyone is perpetually reincarnated, and her quest to discover why she was born, and what happened to the person she replaced.” How could I not want to read that?? I’ve been fortunate enough to have the chance to read Incarnate before […]

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Best Books of 2011

It’s the last Friday of January, and in celebration of an incredible start to 2012, I thought we ought to take a look back at 2011. Or, to be more specific, the best books of 2011. There were some fantastic books that came out last year, and I think they deserve to be recognized for their awesomeness. So together with the rest of the Pub Crawl gals, we swapped our faves of last year and […]

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