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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.

Coming to the Blog in June!

Happy 'almost summer'! Memorial Day is here and that means the June blog is fast-approaching! I'm happy to report that next month is packed with some incredible authors and amazing books. I'll be featuring in-depth interviews with TIFFANY D. JACKSON, MEGAN BANNEN, KATRINA LENO, MELISSA SARNO, and AMINAH MAE SAFI. To learn more about specific titles, click on the links beneath the graphic and add them to your Goodreads list today! COME FOR THE CRAFT TIPS. Stay for the inspiration. Monday, June 4: Tiffany D. Jackson and MONDAY'S NOT COMING Wednesday, June 6: Megan Bannen and THE BIRD AND THE BLADE Monday, June 11: Katrina Leno and SUMMER OF SALT Thursday, June 14: Melissa Sarno and JUST UNDER

Author Spotlight: Kristen Martin talks Be Your Own #Goals

​​ I'm so happy to be hosting the lovely Kristen Martin on the blog today! Many of you may know Kristen from her popular YouTube channel where she posts weekly how-to videos on writing, and other writing-related topics. Kristen's latest book, BE YOUR OWN #GOALS, is her first foray into nonfiction, and it's available now. Full of concise, witty, and relatable chapters-----BE YOUR OWN #GOALS makes for an engaging and easy read, ultimately helping you to: Discover and defeat your fear-based thoughts, self-limiting beliefs, and self-sabotaging behaviors. Overcome toxic energy, relationships, and situations that have been holding you back up until this point. Evolve into the person you were desti

Author Spotlight: Alisa Kwitney talks Cadaver & Queen

​​ I was lucky enough to get to meet Alisa Kwitney at the NYC Teen Author Festival back in March, and I'm thrilled to be hosting her on the blog! In addition to working as an editor at DC Comics/Vertigo, Alisa is also the Eisner-nominated author of graphic novels, romantic women’s fiction and urban fantasy. She was one of the authors of A Flight of Angels, which made YALSA’s Top Ten List for Great Graphic Novels for Teens, and the YA graphic novel Token, named a highlight of the Minx imprint by PW. Alisa's YA debut, Cadaver & Queen, has been described as a 'thrilling and ingenious riff on the Frankenstein legend' and it's in stores right now! And now, here's my chat with Alisa! Hi, Alisa! We

Author Spotlight: Camille DeAngelis talks The Boy From Tomorrow

​​ Author photo credit: Anne Weil Today I'm so pleased to be hosting Camille DeAngelis on the blog! Camille is a seasoned author, but The Boy From Tomorrow is her middle grade debut. It's the supernatural tale of two twelve-year-olds who meet through a handpainted spirit board-----Josie in 1915, and Alec in 2015-----and Kirkus calls the tale 'spellbinding'. As a writer of fiction and nonfiction, Camille is the author of several novels for adults—each of them as full of impossible things as The Boy From Tomorrow—as well as a travel guide to Ireland and a book of nonfiction called Life Without Envy: Ego Management for Creative People. Her young adult novel Bones & All won an Alex Award from t

Author Spotlight: Nisha Sharma talks My So-Called Bollywood Life

​​ I'm so excited to be hosting the lovely Nisha Sharma on the very first stop on her blog tour! Nisha's debut, My So-Called Bollywood Life, releases May 15th from Crown Books for Young Readers / Random House. Kirkus recently gave My So-Called Bollywood Life a starred review, calling it 'a delightful and humorous debut' and Nisha's writing has been described as 'the romance of Stephanie Perkins meets the quirk of Maureen Johnson'. I had the pleasure of meeting Nisha at the NYC Teen Author Festival back in March, and not only is she delightful, the excerpt she shared from My So-Called Bollywood Life was heartfelt and hilarious. Nisha has serious chops when it comes to writing dialogue and her

Author Spotlight: Dana L. Davis talks Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now

​​ I'm so excited to be featuring the multi-talented Dana L. Davis on the blog! Dana's debut, Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now, released May 1st from Harlequin Teen and Kirkus calls it "an honest, funny, and captivating examination of race, socio-economics, mental health, and family...A dynamic and honest coming-of-age novel with universal appeal that will especially speak to black girls questioning their place in the world." And, get this-----before it even hit shelves, Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now sold rights to Kronicle Media, Rebel Maverick to develop it as a television series! Check out the Q&A below and be sure to watch the official book trailer for Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now at the end of thi

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