I’ve never made an audiobook before! I’ve had a lot of readers ask me about an audiobook for The Neverland Wars, so I was getting ready to put together a presentation and do some market research to convince my publisher to invest in one, when out of the blue… My publisher asked if I wanted… Continue reading Can You Hear Me Now? The Neverland Wars Audiobook is Coming!
Hello all! If you follow me on the Facebook, you probably already saw, but we’re having a massive Pre-Order Celebration Event which includes a Goodreads Giveaway (already up and running!) and a Featured Author Discussion which we will be ding Ask-Me-Anything all day on Saturday 1/23. If you would like to join the excitement and… Continue reading Pre-Orders, AMA, and Giveaway!
Full disclosure, this blog post started out as a reaction to a talk the CEO of Telepathic gave. Her product, Hooked, is a mobile fiction app that I have a wonderful time writing for and is very unconventional. It delivers flash-fiction stories in the form of texting conversations. I’m really happy I’ve had the chance… Continue reading Quantity and Quality: Beta Readers in the 21st Century
So I’ve started religiously following book blogs. I didn’t expect this decision to make me this happy! I always thought that I knew just what I wanted out of a book, and where I would be able to find those books. Throughout my life, my process for finding the books I want to read has… Continue reading My New-Found Love for Book Bloggers
So it finally happened, give me the little writer’s merit badge I so excitedly earned this week. I managed to sell a piece for professional payment. Not token payment, not semi-pro payment, full-on full-price story rates. I can’t tell you how delighted that makes me. I’ve been thinking a lot about how quickly my career… Continue reading Selling My First Professional Rate Story
I feel like there’s this specific challenge in Young Adult literature when it comes to designing characters. There’s a sort of expectation that they be very strong, everymen teenagers. In adult literature, I encounter protagonists who are radically different than me when it comes to their emotional make-up and philosophical grounding, but in YA I… Continue reading Why I Hated YA and How I Converted