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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: Rebecca Podos talks The Wise and the Wicked

I'm so excited to share that Rebecca Podos is on today's blog! Rebecca's debut novel, THE MYSTERY OF HOLLOW PLACES, was a Junior Library Guild Selection and a B&N Best YA Book of 2016. Her second book, LIKE WATER, won the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Children's and Young Adult. As a graduate of the Writing, Literature and Publishing Program at Emerson College, Rebecca's fiction has been published in journals like Glimmer Train, Paper Darts, and Smokelong Quarterly. By day, she works as a YA and MG agent at the Rees Literary Agency in Boston. THE WISE AND THE WICKED, her third novel, is available today (!!!) from Balzer + Bray. Check out the synopsis below! Rebecca Podos, Lambda Liter

Megan Write Now: 4 Ways to Show Character Emotion

Character emotion is at the heart of fiction. It's the thing that readers lock onto and it's how they come to relate to the people in our stories. Check out 4 WAYS TO SHOW CHARACTER EMOTION for tips on how to integrate and show an array of emotions in your novel. For more advice on all things writing, subscribe to my authortube channel at: youtube.com/meganlacroix. I post videos 1-2 times per week! ​​ ​

Author Spotlight: Breeana Shields talks The Bone Charmer

Breeana Shields is on today's blog! Breeana is an author of fantasy novels for teens including The Bone Charmer, Poison’s Kiss, and Poison’s Cage. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in English, and when she’s not writing, Breeana loves reading, traveling, and playing board games with her extremely competitive family. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, her three children, and two adorable, but spoiled dogs. Breeana's latest YA novel, The Bone Charmer, is available today from Page Street Publishing. Check out the synopsis below! "An engaging exploration of fate versus free will. High-fantasy fans will delight at the unique magic and intricate plot that dema

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Author Spotlight: Cat Winters talks The Raven's Tale

The amazing Cat Winters is on today's blog! Cat is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author who been named a Morris Award finalist, a Bram Stoker Award nominee, and an Oregon Spirit Book Award winner. She is the author of five young adult novels which have appeared on Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Booklist best-of-the-year lists, as well as numerous state lists. Cat's latest YA novel, The Raven's Tale, is available now from Harry N. Abrams. Check out the synopsis below! Seventeen-year-old Edgar Poe counts down the days until he can escape his foster family―the wealthy Allans of Richmond, Virginia. He hungers for his upcoming life as a student at the prestigious new university, almo

Megan Write Now: Build Characters Using the Creative Types Test

Online personality quizzes and tests are a great (and fun!) way to develop characters for your book! In BUILD CHARACTERS USING THE CREATIVE TYPES TEST, I talk about a specific test geared toward creatives which was developed by Adobe Create Magazine. Check it out and take the quiz for yourself (or your characters!) at mycreativetype.com. For more advice on all things writing, subscribe to my authortube channel at: youtube.com/meganlacroix. I post videos 1-2 times per week! ​​ ​

Megan Write Now: The Mom Writing Tag

In honor of Mother's Day this weekend, I'm doing the MOM WRITING TAG which was started by author Moon Petrie. :) For more advice on all things writing, subscribe to my authortube channel at: youtube.com/meganlacroix. I post videos 1-2 times per week! ​​ ​

Megan Write Now: Camp Nano Week 4 | April Wrap-up

CAMP NANOWRIMO April 2019 is coming to an end! Check out what happened in WEEK 4 and what I learned about my writing (and my overall process) this month. For more advice on all things writing, subscribe to my authortube channel at: youtube.com/meganlacroix. I post videos 1-2 times per week! ​​ ​

Coming to the Blog in May!

May is upon us and there are some amazing YA books coming your way! I'm thrilled to be featuring upcoming in-depth interviews with authors CAT WINTERS, BREEANA SHIELDS, REBECCA PODOS, and JESSICA BRODY. They'll all be stopping by the blog to talk about writing, their new 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, May 15: Cat Winters and THE RAVEN'S TALE Tuesday, May 21: Breena Shields and THE BONE CHARMER Tuesday, May 28: Rebecca Podos and THE WISE AND THE WICKED Date TBD: Jessica Brody and SKY WITHOUT STARS

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