WELCOME TO THE BLOG! With over 140 interviews logged to date, I love nothing more than getting the chance to talk to authors about their books, the writing process, what they've learned navigating the publishing journey, and even picking their brains on craft-related topics (such as how to write distinct POVs and world-building tips). They've taught me so much! I hope you enjoy reading through these amazing interviews as much as I've enjoyed putting them together.

Q&A with Writer and Editorial Intern, Lyla Lawless

Today I'm thrilled to have Lyla Lawless on the blog! Lyla is a writer, freelance editor at Lyla Edits, and editorial intern at Entangled Publishing. As a self-proclaimed 'Reaper of First Chapters', Lyla dishes up some killer writerly advice in this interview, so pour yourself a fresh cup of coffee now because you'll want to sit back and take notes. :) Hi, Lyla! You intern for YA author and Editor, Kate Brauning, at Entangled Publishing. What made you seek out the position? I found the position through Twitter (a great source for similar remote opportunities). I had worked a little bit with romance novels at my first agency internship with Dystel, Goderich and Bourret in Summer 2014. Since th

Cover Love: Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George

​​​​​​Have you seen McKelle George's cover for Speak Easy, Speak Love?! I'm a sucker for everything Roaring 20s, so I AM IN LOVE! Seriously—the colors, the graphic illustration of the couple facing each other, and those wispy curlicues. I can't wait to see how this cover pops in person! So, what's the story? Six teenagers’ lives intertwine during one thrilling summer full of romantic misunderstandings and dangerous deals in this sparkling retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. After she gets kicked out of boarding school, seventeen-year-old Beatrice goes to her uncle’s estate on Long Island. But Hey Nonny Nonny is more than just a rundown old mansion. Beatrice’s cousin, Hero, r

Q&A with Writer and Literary Agent Intern, Tracy C. Gold

Today I extend a very warm welcome to writer, literary agent intern, and all-around awesome person, Tracy C. Gold! In addition to her work at Prospect Agency, Tracy is a writing professor and co-founder of Sounding Sea, a business dedicated to providing top-notch workshops in fiction, memoir, poetry, revision, and publishing, in addition to one-on-one writing coaching and editing services. "Is your character taking action to get something they want in those early pages?" Tracy C. Gold click to tweet Hi, Tracy! You intern for Carrie Pestritto, a literary agent at Prospect Agency. What made you seek out the position? Primarily, as a writer trying to land an agent myself, I wanted to see what i

Q&A with Author and Literary Agent Intern, Kerbie Addis

If you're anything like me, you might be harboring a deep-seated curiosity about the life of a literary agent intern. What is it they do, and more importantly, what nuggets of writerly wisdom have they collected while digging through all that slush? To quench some of this curiosity, I asked literary agent intern and aspiring author, Kerbie Addis, a few questions! In addition to her work at a major literary agency, Kerbie's participated in Pitch Wars (twice!) as a mentee, and also as a co-mentor in 2016. And she's currently working toward her Master of Library Science degree. Hi, Kerbie! You intern at a major literary agency. Can you tell us what made you seek out the position? My answer migh

A little more about me (hint: math was never my thing)

​​Math was never my thing. Ask anyone—I was, and always will be, a creative writing kind of girl. I'm a BIG TIME daydreamer and I LOVE BOOKS! As a kid, I pestered my mom to read to me so many times she finally broke down and recorded herself so that I could listen to my favorite story at will (I'm thinking she may have she pioneered the whole 'books on tape' thing). Fast forward, and I'm working full-time on my first novel, a Young Adult fantasy about a girl with ever-changing tattoos who must travel through an enchanted forest to save her town from a force that's reversed the clocks. So far, the process has been demanding, fulfilling, thrilling, and it's driven me to the edge thinking 'what

My Favorite Writing Podcasts

When it comes to studying craft, podcasts are one of my go-to resources. They're a goldmine of information and inspiration, and I can always count on a good podcast episode to leave me with a clearer head, and ready to tackle my next writing hurdle. So, here are some of my favorites… Give them a listen the next time you're in the car, on the metro, at work, or even working out. Your muse will thank you! ​​ ​​88 Cups of Tea with Yin Chang Listen: iTunes Why I love it: I have a SERIOUS crush on this podcast! The inspiration factor is sky high, and Yin Chang is a master interviewer. She's upbeat, yet real, and she has a way of pulling truly remarkable stories out of people. And did I tell you -

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