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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: Addie Thorley talks An Affair of Poisons

I'm so happy to feature Addie Thorley on today's blog! After graduating from the University of Utah with a degree in journalism, Addie decided “hard news” didn’t contain enough magic and kissing, so she flung herself into the land of fiction and never looked back. Her debut YA fantasy, An Affair of Poisons, released just this month from Page Street Publishing. If dark, French-inspired fantasy is your thing, you need to add An Affair of Poisons to your TBR list right now! Check out the synopsis below! No one looks kindly on the killer of a king. After unwittingly helping her mother poison King Louis XIV, seventeen-year-old alchemist Mirabelle Monvoisin is forced to see her mother’s Shadow Soc

Coming to the Blog in March!

March is giving us some great books and I'm thrilled to be featuring in-depth interviews with authors RATI MEHROTRA, SARAH EVERETT, JESSIKA FLECK, and JULIA NOBEL. They'll all be stopping by the blog to talk about writing, their upcoming releases, and more! To learn more about the titles featured this month, click on the links beneath the graphic and add them to your Goodreads list today! Wednesday, March 7: Rati Mehrotra and MAHIMATA (Asiana #2) Wednesday, March 14: Sarah Everett and NO ONE HERE IS LONELY Tuesday, March 19: Jessika Fleck and BEWARE THE NIGHT Date TBD: Julia Nobel and THE MYSTERY OF BLACK HOLLOW LANE

Megan Write Now: Mood Music for Writing

Ambient music is a great tool for getting immersed in the writing zone. In MOOD MUSIC FOR WRITING, I give you the lowdown on my favorite sites for finding, creating, and listening to ambient playlists. For more videos on all things writing, visit my authortube channel at: youtube.com/meganlacroix ​​ ​

Find a Critique Partner with CP Connect!

Welcome to CP Connect! CP Connect was first started by my CP, Kim Chance, over on her blog and I'm happy to be bringing it here for another round right here! How to Participate: Step #1: Post a comment to this blog with your name (or pen name), the category (MG, YA, NA, A) and genre of your book (fantasy, thriller, contemporary, etc.), as well as what stage of the writing process you're in. You also need to include a way to contact you---I recommend an email address. Finish with what you're looking for in a critique partner. And just for fun, add the following random facts: What was the last book you read (or your favorite book) & what cartoon character best represents your personality. *Not

Megan Write Now: How to Write a Strong First Chapter | Part 2

So much goes into crafting an amazing opening for your book! Check out part two in my series for 5 THINGS TO AVOID IN YOUR FIRST CHAPTER. For more videos on all things writing, visit my authortube channel at: youtube.com/meganlacroix ​​ ​

Author Spotlight: Gita Trelease talks Enchantée

I'm thrilled to feature Gita Trelease on today's blog! Born in Sweden to Indian and Swedish parents, Gita Trelease has lived in lots of places, including New York, Paris, and a tiny town in central Italy. She attended Yale College and New York University, where she earned a Ph.D. in British literature. Her debut YA fantasy, Enchantée, released just this month and was also chosen as: Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick Book-of-the-Month Club Pick Amazon Best Book of the Month (Teen & Young Adult, Literature & Fiction) Love. Magic. Revolution... Gita Trelease’s debut fantasy about an orphaned girl who uses dark magic to save her sister and herself from ruin is “a soaring success” (N

Author Spotlight: Sabina Khan talks The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali

I'm so excited to have the amazing Sabina Khan on today's blog! Her contemporary YA debut, THE LOVE AND LIES OF RUKHSANA ALI, released in January to rave reviews. In addition to being featured on NBC News and the BBC, the book was also chosen as: A Junior Library Guild Selection A Teen Indie Next List Pick (IndieBound) An Amazon Best Book of the Month for February Seventeen.com's Best YA Books of 2019 B&N Teen Blog's Most Anticipated LGBTQAP Books of 2019 Hypable's Most Anticipated LGBTQ YA Books of 2019 Parade's Buzzworthy YA Books to Read in 2019 BookRiot's Most Anticipated 2019 LGBTQ YA Books of 2019 Paste Magazine's Best YA Books of January 2019 Fight for love. Fight for family.

Megan Write Now: How to Write a Strong First Chapter | Part 1

So much goes into crafting an amazing opening for your book! Check out part one of my series for 5 THINGS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR FIRST CHAPTER. For more videos on all things writing, visit my authortube channel at: youtube.com/meganlacroix ​​ ​

Megan Write Now: It's OK to Write the Wrong Words First

Starting a new project isn't easy and sometimes a writer has to accept the fact that the wrong words are going to come before the right ones. WRITING THE WRONG WORDS FIRST is all part of the process. Just keep going. :) For more videos on all things writing, visit my authortube channel at: youtube.com/meganlacroix ​​ ​

Author Spotlight: Joanna Hathaway talks Dark of the West (Glass Alliance)

I'm so happy to be featuring Joanna Hathaway on today's blog! Born in Montréal, Joanna is an avid storyteller who was inspired to write after reading her great-grandfather’s memoirs of the First World War. A lifelong history buff, she now has shelves filled with biographies and historical accounts, and perhaps one too many books about pilots. She can often be found reading, traveling, or riding horses. Her debut novel, DARK OF THE WEST is the first in a WWII-infused fantasy series of forbidden love and deadly revenge. A pilot raised in revolution. A princess raised in a palace. A world on the brink of war. Aurelia Isendare is a princess of a small kingdom in the North, raised in privilege bu

Megan Write Now: Tone vs. Mood. What's the Difference?

TONE VS. MOOD. What's the difference and how can you capture both in your book? Check out this video for my quick tips. :) For more videos on all things writing, visit my authortube channel at: youtube.com/meganlacroix ​​ ​

Megan Write Now: Starting a New WIP | Writing Vlog

WHAT DOES LIFE LOOK LIKE WHEN YOU START A NEW WIP? Watch as I attempt to document the journey. :) For more videos on all things writing, visit my authortube channel at: youtube.com/meganlacroix. ​​ ​

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