Tag Archives | Apocalypse 2013

Rejection Is Coming

(Sorry, Game of Thrones is on my mind. I miss it so.) Rejections suck. Let’s just get that out of the way first, because there’s no other way of putting it and no amount of sugar-coating that will ease the pain of those little white envelopes (or, in this day and age, little formatted emails). I have no idea how many mugs of hot chocolate I’ve bawled into over the years while I accumulated stacks […]


Interview with Wendy Higgins, author of Sweet Evil

Woohoo! We’re kicking off this second week of Pub(lishing) Crawl post-apocalyptic insanity with an interview from the amazing Wendy Higgins. If you haven’t read Sweet Evil, then you guys are really missing out. Seriously, there’s a reason this book has been making waves all over the blogosphere (and beyond!), and that reason is that it’s awesome. Also, it’s got some seriously hot romance with a seriously amazing female lead (and comparably amazing male lead to match her—oh […]


Interview with Alex Bracken, Author of The Darkest Minds

Today I have the honor of interviewing the amazingly talented and awesome Alex Bracken, author of Brightly Woven (Egmont, 2010) and The Darkest Minds (Disney-Hyperion, 2012). I’m lucky enough to call Alex my critique partner and friend, but she’s also one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE authors. I adored her debut novel, Brightly Woven, but her latest book—The Darkest Minds—absolutely floored me. Words can’t even begin to describe how much I love The Darkest Minds […]


A Day in the Life (of an author preparing for book launch)

The great thing about a day in the life of an author — or most anyone who works in publishing — is that every day is so different, even when the job is “writer” or “editor” or “publicist.” On Monday, I kept track of everything I did from midnight to midnight. (Since I was up for both of them.) My day was actually really light compared to a lot of authors, since my email inbox […]


Lessons We Learned in 2012

You live, you learn, you move on as an older and wiser person! Now that we’ve officially survived into the new year, we’d like to take a look back at 2012. For many of us, last year was all about discovering new ways to balance our lives, making sure we don’t drown ourselves in the daily mad dash of life, and preserving our joy for what we do. Here at PubCrawl, we’ve learned the following: […]