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Guest Post: Jordan Hamessley on BLEEDING EARTH!

Hello, Publishing Crawl! It’s been a while! Today is the pub day of Kaitlin Ward’s debut YA horror novel, Bleeding Earth! Bleeding Earth was my first YA acquisition after I moved to Egmont USA. I vividly remember reading the opening sequence on the subway, being horrified in the best way possible, and then staying up the rest of the night reading it. I proudly championed Kaitlin’s novel, which I lovingly called “the bloodiest book I […]

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Life as an Editor Married to an Author

Earlier this month, my husband Matt London, experienced something as an author that I’ve experienced many times as an editor. He launched his middle grade debut novel, The 8th Continent. In my career I’ve witnessed many book launches and supported my authors through all that goes with the publishing process as their editor. With Matt and The 8th Continent, I finally experienced it as a family member. Let’s rewind about a decade… My husband and I both […]

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Favorite Opening Lines/Paragraphs

When it comes time for me to tackle my submission pile, I tend to approach it in three ways. First, I see if there are any submissions with offers or “interest” from other editors. If there aren’t any submissions that are under a time crunch, I tend to start with the oldest submission on my list. My last approach to submissions is a bit more fun and tends to happen when I’m trapped underground on […]

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Writing and Editing Workspaces!

About three months ago, I had a life change. I left my job at Grosset & Dunlap at Penguin to become an Editor at Egmont USA. It was a very exciting move for me, if a bit scary. Grosset had been my first publishing job and my first “real job” out of college. I had a ton of memories there and it felt like my second home. When I arrived at Egmont in December, I […]

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The Best of Pub Crawl 2013 + the Kindle Winner!

It’s that time of year again, guys—time for us at Pub Crawl to celebrate the past year’s worth of Pub Crawl-y awesome by rounding up some of our most amazing posts. Well, they’re all amazing, right? 😉 But these are the best of the best, I think! Together, we wrote over 171,097 words worth of posts on this blog this year. Unsurprisingly, the most commonly used word was “book.” The second most commonly used word was, […]

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