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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.

Author Spotlight: Mary Weber talks The Evaporation of Sofi Snow

​​ Today I get to welcome Mary Weber to the blog! Mary is the multiple-award-winning author of the bestselling young adult Storm Siren Trilogy, and The Evaporation of Sofi Snow series (all by HarperCollins). An avid high school, middle school, and conference speaker, Mary's passion is helping others find their voice and laughter amid a world that often feels too loud. When she's not plotting adventures involving tough girls who take over the world, Mary sings 80's hairband songs to her three muggle children and ogles her husband who looks strikingly like Wolverine. They live in California which is perfect for stalking L.A. bands, Joss Whedon, and the ocean. Mary's debut, Storm Siren, was

Author Spotlight: Sarah Tolcser talks Song of the Current

​​ Today I get to welcome author Sarah Tolcser to the blog! Her debut novel, Song of the Current, was released on June 6th and it's been getting great buzz. In a starred review from the School Library Journal, it was said: "This enticingly written tale will take readers on an adventure and leave them craving more. For fans of titles such as Heidi Heilig’s The Girl from Everywhere or Susan Dennard’s Truthwitch. Highly recommended for all YA collections." So, in a nutshell . . . this book sounds like tons of heart-pounding fun! Hi, Sarah, and congrats on your debut! Can you tell us a little bit about Song of the Current and the inspiration behind it? SONG OF THE CURRENT is a young adult fantas

The First #BookRave Giveaway!

​​ Hey, ravers! The first #BookRave giveaway is live and WE COULDN'T BE MORE EXCITED! Check out the Rafflecopter below and get raving for your chance to win one of three prizes. This month we're featuring Karen McManus's thrilling debut, ONE OF US IS LYING, Page Morgan's gorgeous Gothic fantasy, THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE CURSED, or you could win a $10 Amazon gift card! See what people are already saying about our fabulous featured books: As a kid Karen used to write books when she was supposed to be playing outside, and not much has changed. She's a marketing and communications professional who also writes Young Adult contemporary and fantasy fiction in Cambridge, MA. When not writing or working

Author Spotlight: Julie Eshbaugh talks Obsidian and Stars

​​ Today I'm excited to welcome author Julie Eshbaugh to the blog! In addition to her own writing, Julie is a regular contributor over on the Pub(lishing) Crawl blog (an AMAZING resource for writers!), and she's also had success in filmmaking and online video. In fact, a web series she produced for teens became an early YouTube hit and received several honors from the Webby Awards. Her debut novel Ivory and Bone was called the most unique YA novel of 2016, and she's about to follow it up with the sequel, Obsidian and Stars (out tomorrow)! Hi, Julie! Congrats on Obsidian and Stars, book 2 in the Ivory and Bone trilogy. Can you tell us a little about the story and what inspired it? Hi Megan! I

Author Spotlight: Sandhya Menon talks When Dimple Met Rishi

​​ First off, I just want to say a big congratulations to Sandhya Menon for hitting BOTH the national Indie bestsellers list and the New York Times bestsellers list in her VERY FIRST WEEK with When Dimple Met Rishi! This YA romantic comedy, told in dual-POV, is the story of two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married. The book has been getting tons of well-deserved buzz, and has been called the rom-com of summer 2017. Hi, Sandhya! Congrats on the release When Dimple Met Rishi ! Can you tell us a little about the story and what you loved most about writing it? Thank you, Megan! What I undoubtedly loved the most was writing two brown teens falling in love. When

Author Spotlight: Maurene Goo talks I Believe in a Thing Called Love

​​ I'm so happy to welcome Maurene Goo to the blog today! Her books have been called funny, relatable, and endearing. Her latest, I Believe in a Thing Called Love, was released on May 30, and it has been garnering some really amazing reviews. In a starred review from Kirkus, they said, “Desi's implementation of measures such as ‘Be Caught in an Obviously Lopsided Love Triangle’ yields hilarious, at times unintended results, lending this teen rom-com a surprisingly thoughtful conclusion . . . [Goo's] funny, engaging narrative also delivers powerful messages of inclusion and acceptance.” So let's get to the interview! :) Hi, Maurene! Congrats on the release of I Believe in a Thing Called Love.

Why You Should Read & Rave: The Power of Reader Reviews

​​ Hey, book ravers! This is Megan LaCroix and Tamara Girardi. As members of the Pitch Wars Class of 2016, we know several authors who have debuted recently (or who will debut in the coming year), and the importance of reader reviews keeps popping up in discussion. With this in mind, we decided to create #BookRave as a giveaway and hashtag to celebrate great books and get people talking about them. The goal of #BookRave is simple: Read. Love. Rave! Each month readers can earn chances to win books and book-related prizes by leaving reader reviews to support their favorite authors. For more information, click on the #BookRave tab at the very top of this website, and be sure to read through the

Friday Fun: Instagram Awesome for May

​​It's Friday, so I thought I'd do something fun and post my #bestnine from Instagram for the month of May! I'm a very visual person, so I love word art and creating graphics to spread the #amwriting inspiration and motivation. Do you have a favorite here? If so, let me know in the comments. :) And don't forget to look me up if you're on Instagram. I'm there posting (mostly) about books and writing (sometimes about flowers, pets, prisma, and other randomness). You can find me at @meganwritenow. ​​

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