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A Few Gift Ideas for Your Readers

You forgot, didn’t you? In the adrenaline rush that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you actually forgot to get a very special person a present. Sure, you found your brother in-law that vacuum he wanted at a discount. Mom’s getting that gorgeous plant holder she keeps hinting at. You even remembered the nephews and their strange new obsession with dinosaurs. But you forgot to get a present for us—your readers. (Live footage of your […]

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Tips from Industry Pros: Before During and After a Conference

Networking is so key to a writer’s career and conferences are a great way to combine networking with craft. Whether you choose to attend more craft-based programming like Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) nationals and regionals, Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), and Midwestern Writers Workshop (MWW) or more industry focused conferences like BookExpo America (BEA) and American Library Association (ALA)–most of attendees include publishing professionals and writers for anywhere from […]

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Interview With Editor Brian Geffen

Today I have the very great honor of interviewing my editor, Brian Geffen of Philomel Books! Brian bought my upcoming YA Asian fantasy, FOREST OF A THOUSAND LANTERNS, in a three-book deal last June. It has been wonderful to work with such a brilliant, sharp-eyed editor and he has helped me turn this book into one I’m truly proud of! He kindly agreed to give us a sneak peek into the acquisitions process and answer some great […]

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Guest Post: Writing When You’re Already an Editor!

  1. Hey Kamilla! Describe THE UNICORN HUNT for me in 3 words. Wish-full, Wonder-full, Sister-full. (You didn’t say they had to be real words!) 2. Okay, now you can describe it in a sentence or two. The UNICORN HUNT explores that idea that magic exists in anything that requires creativity as well as in family relationships—specifically, sisterly bonds. 3. Where did the original idea for the UNICORN HUNT come from?  I was inspired by two things: a […]

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