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Why the agony of writing for teens is worth it

Writers can become burned out. I don’t mean the hyperventilating, “OMG I have no story ideas!” type of burn out. I mean the grind of the words, the constant push to out-write your last book, the stiff necks, the time crunches, and the piecemealing of a life outside of your characters’ worlds. You try to balance […]

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Six Weirdos, Two Hours, One Awesome Time

YA FALL FICTION PANEL: Come Meet the Voices Behind Some of Today’s Most Popular Young Adult Fiction!   Scott Blagden, author of DEAR LIFE YOU SUCK/ HMH Hillary Monahan author MARY: THE SUMMONING/ Disney/ Hyperion Trisha Leaver author of CREED/ Flux Books Lauren Roy author of NIGHT OWLS/ Ace Books K.R. Conway: Author of STORMFRONT Moderated […]

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High School Reunions – Go or No?

I’m elderly. Did you know that? Because I bloody well didn’t realize this horrible fact until I was faced with my 20 year high school reunion. It was like a face-plant to a sliding glass door. Twenty YEARS? Where the hell did TWENTY YEARS go? I mean, I could have sworn we were just being […]

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Indie author life and other forms of torture

Last night I had an epiphany. One would think it would have been obvious to ME for a while now, but it wasn’t. You see, I am a self-published author, though I refer to myself as an “Indie” mainly because I operate like a business – like a small press. I am also a professional […]

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Book Review – CREED by Leaver and Currie

Elijah Hawkins needs to die. Slowly. Painfully. Tortured until his pleads for mercy only serve to fuel my inner demon. Needless to say, I am not a fan of the man, which is why he was so perfectly written. When I started reading CREED by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie, I was expecting to hide […]

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Cassie Mae Book Reviews

Last year I stumbled upon an author by the name of Cassie Mae and her book, FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI. The riotous way Mae wrote her main characters quickly had me hooked. In FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI, soon-to-be-college student Kellie makes quite a few bucks thanks to the boys in town who want to date girls their parents don’t exactly […]

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Know thy Audience. ALWAYS.

If there is ever a phrase that sends chills through my body, it is: “Well, I’m not really sure if my COMPLETED manuscript is exactly aimed for teens. Maybe it is more middle grade? But then again, I guess it could be adult.” Oh, dear lord. There is nothing, NOTHING more important than knowing WHO […]

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Book Launch Date for STORMFRONT

There are two things that should be known about me as a blogger (cue the whole “excuses, excuses” rant): 1. I am CONSTANTLY working – editing for someone, working on my own stuff, and getting grabbed to do a screen play (yeah, that last one was a shocker for me too). 2. I have kids […]

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Four Seas Ice Cream and Undertow

It’s no secret that much of what is in UNDERTOW is “doable” in real life on Cape Cod. It’s like a teen’s guide on what to do on the Cape. Jump from the Town Neck bridge? Yup. Bonfire on Sandy Neck? Check! Drive out on the sand with a vehicle? Damn straight! Nosh on decadent […]

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Fiction Craft at Sturgis West

I just wanted to thank everyone who welcomed me at Sturgis West – I had a fantastic time and many thanks to Laurie Carah who wanted me to come in and “warp minds” in the first place. I also loved meeting the English teachers and it looks like I will be returning in the fall. […]

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White Shark Realty

Kate Conway, Cape Cod Real Estate Agent

Tales of Black-Winged Night

a black, queer, adoptee's journey to self-love, self-expression, and freedom.

From Sunsets To Sunrises

Living Life Lessons

jenacidebybibliophile

Book Reviewer and Blogger

Heartstring Eulogies

Conjured by Sarah Doughty

unbolt me

the literary asylum

Darrick Dean

Find your Purpose. Find your Story.

YA Author Rendezvous

Creativity Unleashed: Books for the young and the young at heart

Undercurrents

Exploring those mysterious, underlying forces fueling a writing life

Nerdy Book Club

A community of readers

Book Twister Reviews

"A good day is one where I can not just read a book, but write a review of it." - Christopher Hitchens

Holly Storrow

Watch. Read. Write. Life.

YA Book Addict

Writing to share my love of books...

THE SPELLBOUND READER

BOOK REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS, NEW RELEASES & MORE

Christa Wojciechowski

Dark Fiction, Delirium, and Digital Marketing