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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Interview with Brodi Ashton, author of Everneath

We’re thrilled to have the fabulous and funny Brodi Ashton in the pub today! Her book Everneath (B+B/HarperCollins) was just released in stores this week and it’s one of our favorites. EVERNEATH Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned—to her old life, her family, her boyfriend—before she’s banished back to the underworld . . . this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to […]

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Scoring that Summer Internship

Well, January’s nearly over, and you know what that means: time to start thinking about those summer internships. At LTWF, I was first introduced as the intern of the group, and two years later I can safely say that interning was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. If you have the time and the means to do it, do. But there’s a lot to consider when looking for that perfect internship, be it […]

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Getting a Scene from Brain to Paper

Different writers have difficulty with different parts of the writing process. Some hate fiddling with background information. Others despise revising. Others can’t stand outlining. Me? I have the most trouble with drafting. By “drafting,” what I mean is this whole “get the story down on paper” part of writing. It’s not that I have trouble coming up with new material (I can write little happy excerpts and scenes all day long), or that I don’t […]

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A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

“The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.” What a fantastic first line, right? I’ve spent a good thirty minutes staring at wordpress and wondering how I will be able to successfully put into words how much I loved this novel. There is something wonderfully poignant about it, real and authentic, painful and honest, and while I’m not sure I’ll be able to articulate it, I’ll try my hardest. Thirteen-year-old Conor lives with his […]

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