Monthly Archives: September 2012

Healing Through Books

Check out my Banned Books post: On Healing Through Books at E. Kristin Anderson’s blog. I think books can help us so much! They helped me not only survive the abuse I lived through, but hope and heal.

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Inverted Narrative Structure: A Writing Technique. Guest post by Camille Picott. And ebook giveaway

Today YA author Camille Picott talks to us about as aspect of writing technique–inverted narrative structure. I enjoy learning more about writing–I think there’s always more that we can learn and perfect in our craft. As a bonus, if you … Continue reading

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5 of Richard Castle’s ebooks from TV show Castle are $1.99 today for Kindle

Love the TV show Castle with mystery writer Richard Castle, and detective Kate Beckett? (I do.) Five of Richard Castle’s ebooks are $1.99 today on Kindle.

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YA writers – 2 publishers briefly accepting unagented manuscripts. Get your work in!

If you’re a YA writer and you don’t have an agent, you know it can be hard to get your work read by some of the publishers–the ones who don’t accept unagented queries. Well, right now you’ve got a fantastic … Continue reading

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Cool library wallpaper

I love books–I think they’re beautiful, but of course I love reading them even more. I think this library wallpaper from is so cool!

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I share a bit about my letter to my teen self in Dear Teen Me in this video

I share a bit about my letter to my teen self in the new Dear Teen Me anthology from Zest Books. It’s an honor to be included in this anthology, which has letters from many YA authors you know and … Continue reading

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Writing your emotional truths can be painful but worth it: My Q&A with Sharon Roat

A Q&A that I did with Sharon Roat is up, where I talk about my experience of writing SCARS, how I got my agent, how writing HUNTED was a similar process to SCARS, and my upcoming novel STAINED. I hope … Continue reading

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Love this banned books video by Bookmans

I absolutely love this Banned Books video by Bookmans (an Arizona bookstore) to help launch the national (US) read-out from banned and challenged books for Banned Book Week CSept 30-Oct 6). The video shows Bookmans staff and customers each reading … Continue reading

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Scars a Staff Pick for Teaching Tolerance magazine

I just found out that SCARS is a Staff Pick in Teaching Tolerance magazine! (beaming) I love Teaching Tolerance–they are so anti-oppression and work for positive change, so this is very cool! If you don’t know about Teaching Tolerance, check … Continue reading

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Why Doubting Your Writing Can Be a Good Thing. Guest post by YA author Nelsa Roberto

Today YA writer Nelsa Roberto (author of Illegally Blonde and The Break) talks to us about doubting our own writing. Having self-doubt is something that a lot of writers struggle with, myself included. I go through doubt and worry for … Continue reading

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