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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: Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell talk Sky Without Stars (System Divine)

I'm beyond thrilled to spotlight Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell on today's blog! Jessica Brody is the author of more than 15 novels for teens, tweens, and adults including The Geography of Lost Things, The Chaos of Standing Still, In Some Other Life, Better You Than Me, A Week of Mondays, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, the Unremembered trilogy, and the forthcoming space opera, Sky Without Stars. She's also the author of the Descendants: School of Secrets series, based on the hit Disney Channel original movie, Descendants, as well as the non-fiction plotting guide, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel. Her books have been translated and published in over 23 countries and Unremembered and 52 Reasons

Author Spotlight: Michelle Ruiz Keil talks All of Us With Wings

I'm excited to spotlight Michelle Ruiz Keil on today's blog! Michelle is a Latinx author and playwright with an eye for the enchanted and a way with animals. She has been a fellow at the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and Lit Camp and studied at Hedgebrook with author Ruth Ozeki. Her short fiction can be found in Cosmonauts Avenue and the forthcoming anthology Color Outside The Lines. All of Us With Wings is her first novel. Check out the synopsis below! Michelle Ruiz Keil’s YA fantasy debut about love, found family, and healing is an ode to post-punk San Francisco through the eyes of a Mexican-American girl. Seventeen-year-old Xochi is alone in San Francisco, running from her painful pas

Author Spotlight: Kit Frick talks All Eyes on Us

I'm so excited to spotlight Kit Frick on today's blog! Kit is a novelist, poet, and MacDowell Colony fellow from Pittsburgh, PA. She studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and received her MFA from Syracuse University. When she isn’t putting complicated characters in impossible situations, Kit edits poetry and literary fiction for a small press, edits for private clients, and mentors emerging writers through Pitch Wars. She is the author of the young adult novels See All the Stars and All Eyes on Us, out now from Simon & Schuster / Margaret K. McElderry Books, as well as the poetry collection A Small Rising Up in the Lungs from New American Press. A third YA thriller will follow

Megan Write Now: The Purple Prose Trap!

Because the story comes first! Why writers should steer clear of PURPLE PROSE and description for descriptions sake. 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: Rajani LaRocca talks Midsummer's Mayhem

The amazing Rajani LaRocca is on today's blog! Born in Bangalore, India, Rajani immigrated to the U.S. as a baby. She grew up to attend Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, and trained in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to writing, she has been working as a primary care physician since 2001. Rajani's middle grade debut, MIDSUMMER'S MAYHEM, will be available on June 11th. In addition to receiving a starred review from Kirkus, MIDSUMMER'S MAYHEM has also been chosen as an Indies Introduce Selection for Summer/Fall 2019, and a Kids Indie Next Summer 2019 Selection. Check out the synopsis below! Can Mimi undo the mayhem caused by her baking in this contemp

Coming to the Blog in June!

June is here and there are some amazing books and authors coming your way! I'm thrilled to be featuring upcoming in-depth interviews with RAJANI LAROCCA, KIT FRICK, MICHELLE RUIZ KEIL, and JESSICA BRODY & JOANNE RENDELL. 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! Thursday, June 6: Rajani LaRocca and MIDSUMMER'S MAYHEM Thursday, June 13: Kit Frick and ALL EYES ON US Wednesday, June 19: Michelle Ruiz Keil and ALL OF US WITH WINGS Wednesday, June 26: Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell SKY WITHOUT STARS

Megan Write Now: MOTIVATION-REACTION UNITS & How They Make Your Story Feel More Realistic

Cause always comes before effect. It’s the natural rhythm of things and it helps the reader process what’s happening on the page. Watch this video for tips on how to utilize MOTIVATION-REACTION UNITS (MRUs) in your novel's scene structure. For more advice on all things writing, subscribe to my authortube channel at: youtube.com/meganlacroix. I post videos 1-2 times per week! ​​ ​

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