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.

Coming to the Blog in March!

I have so many great interviews lined up for you this March, so stay tuned in the coming weeks for in-depth Q&A's with ANNA MERIANO, SHEA ERNSHAW, JOY McCULLOUGH, LAURA STEVEN, DIANE MAGRAS, and HEATHER EZELL. They'll be discussing their books, writing life, and sharing tons of craft tips to help you hone your novel. Come for the craft tips. Stay for the inspiration. To learn more about specific titles, click on the links beneath the graphic and add them to your Goodreads list! Friday, March 2: Anna Meriano and LOVE SUGAR MAGIC: A DASH OF TROUBLE Wednesday, March 7: Shea Ernshaw and THE WICKED DEEP Thursday, March 8: Joy McCullough and BLOOD WATER PAINT Friday, March 9: Laura Steven and THE

Author Spotlight: Kamilla Benko talks The Unicorn Quest

​​ I'm so excited to host my very first middle grade author spotlight! Kamilla Benko spent most of her childhood climbing into wardrobes, trying to step through mirrors, and plotting to run away to an art museum. Now, she visits other worlds as a children's book editor. Originally from Indiana, she currently lives in New York with her bookshelves, teapot, and hiking boots. Her debut novel, The Unicorn Quest, is out now with Bloomsbury! In addition to being chosen as a 2017 Book Expo America Middle Grade Buzz Pick, The Unicorn Quest has been getting lots of praise from authors, readers, and reviewers alike! Just check out the graphic below to see what the School Library Connection had to say.

Author Spotlight: Gloria Chao talks American Panda

​ I'm thrilled to be hosting the lovely and inspiring Gloria Chao on the blog today. Gloria's debut novel, American Panda, released yesterday and it's already racked up so many well-deserved accolades. In addition to being awarded ☆☆☆☆ four separate starred reviews (!!!!), American Panda has also been chosen as: A Junior Library Guild Selection B&N Teen Blog Most Anticipated Debuts 2018 Justine Magazine’s Most Anticipated Books 2018 Bustle’s 27 Most Anticipated YA Contemporary Books New York Public Library’s Most Anticipated YA Books of 2018 Hypable’s Most Anticipated Diverse YA Books of 2018 Read Brightly’s 18 Most Exciting YA Books of 2018 Book Riot’s Must Read February Books Glori

Author Spotlight: Kim Chance talks Keeper

​​ Today is special because I get to host Kim Chance on the blog! In addition to being a fabulous author, and a bright light in the writing community, Kim is one of my best friends and CP. As anyone who watches her YouTube channel knows, Kim has been chronicling her journey to publication on there for the past two years, and so I am b--e--y--o--n--d excited to be celebrating KEEPER's release with her! Seriously . . . this blog post should come with a Gatsby-level party and champagne! Kim held a Live Launch Party for Keeper on Tuesday night (which I was thrilled to be part of!) and she's giving away TWO GRAND PRIZES! Watch the video for the rafflecopter password you'll need to enter in order

Author Spotlight: Sarah Glenn Marsh talks The Reign of the Fallen

​ I'm honored to be taking part in Penguin's official blog tour for Sarah Glenn Marsh's extraordinary YA fantasy, REIGN OF THE FALLEN! This book has been on my radar for quite some time, and Sarah is seriously one of the nicest, and most talented authors out there. In addition to writing kick-ass YA, she'll also be publishing picture books very soon! Check out the list below for the full REIGN OF THE FALLEN blog tour, and be sure to click on the links to check out some amazing blogs, interviews with Sarah, reviews, and other fun REIGN OF THE FALLEN extras! WEEK ONE January 8 – A New Look on Books – Interview January 9 – YA Books Central January 10 – The Fandom – “Meet the Characters" Breakdo

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