Tomorrow marks the paperback launch of my second book, Shiny Broken Pieces, and the wrap of the Tiny Pretty Things series. It’s been three years now since I officially became an published author. And in those three years, I’ve learned a lot. So herewith, for those of you anticipating debuts of your own, the good, the bad and the truly heinous. Everything changes. Damn straight it does. I mean, you’re published now. You’ve seen your […]
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Happy New Year, Pubcrawlers! I think we can all agree that 2016 blew pretty hard in a lot of ways. Though many of us experienced awesome things and achieved amazing goals, lots of things outside of our control went kablooey. For me, one of those things was my sense of my own writing. So I decided it was time to create a Writerly New Year’s Resolution. As most of you know, I’m a writer in […]
1. You meet an author diva or divo, who insists on taking center stage on your panel. She sucks up all the air in the room, taking more than her allotted time to answer a particular question. Do you: a. Fix a pleasant smile upon your face and wait out the hot windstorm, hoping the moderator will intervene. b. Wait for the diva/divo to take a breath, and then politely interject yourself. c. Pound your […]
This week JJ and Kelly give you a behind-the-scenes peek at a Day in the Life of a publishing person. SPOILER: The tagline “I get paid to read books” is somewhat misleading. Also, there is a long, protracted discussion of Game of Thrones near the end because JJ has feels, so if you’re not into spoilers, go ahead and give that section a skip.
Last month I answered some questions about how to break into the publishing industry via publishing programs. Since then I’ve received a few more questions about publishing, specifically about internships and freelance opportunities. As always, you can always listen to our podcast episodes, email us, or send us an ask through Tumblr if you have any publishing/writing related questions, and we may answer them in the future! From Linda: As an aspiring Author-Illustrator of a current […]