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Writing to Distraction

“I set a goal for myself everyday when I write – 10 pages a day – and it’s much harder because I’m too dumb to turn off my Twitter and everything so it’s always on and it’s a real distraction. It’s a major distraction.” – R.L. Stine     I’ll be honest: even at my […]

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Hall High School’s Epic Student Storytellers

Dear World: This past week I was able to crash the party at Hall High School in West Hartford Connecticut for two days straight. If you are a parent reading this, and your child is suddenly writing until their fingers bleed and daydreaming on a whole new level, that’s probably my fault. Not only were […]

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Last Light – Updates (stop screaming)

Dear Reader, Let’s face it . . . it’s been a year, almost exactly, since True North came out and you’re getting anxious. “Where’s Last Light?” you demand. “What has Conway been doing for a WHOLE year if she’s not strapped to her desk, inhaling caffeine?” Well, truth be told, 2016 was a bit of […]

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#IGAuthorLifeJan – DAY 15 – A Book and a Mug

#IGAuthorLifeJan – DAY 15 – A Book and a Mug Truthfully, the devil in me wanted to post a mugshot, but I have yet to be tossed in jail, so I was lacking in that department. Goals . . . perhaps I should add it to the Vision Board thing. Anyway, I took a photo […]

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#IGAuthorLifeJan – DAY 11 Writing Snack

#IGAuthorLifeJan – DAY 11 Writing Snack   Seriously? I thought M&Ms were mandatory in all writer realms . . .

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#IGAuthorLifeJan Day 1 – Happy New Year

Happy New Year! So, 2016 was, well, interesting. Okay, more like one long session of torture at the base of Mordor, especially if you had to survive the US election with your brain cells intact. I didn’t get much writing done in 2016, but after a health issue (and the enormous selflessness of so many […]

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Brain Melt

“Puke and rally, puppy dog. We’re needed on the rooftop.” – Kian, Last Light When I first started writing the Undertow series, I had no clue what the characters would do for people. What their lives and their story would mean to people. And honestly, I had no clue the impact that the fictional world and […]

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Walking the Line – Sex in YA

If you have ever kicked around on YA blogs, inevitably you come across posts about sex in Young Adult novels. Nine times out of ten, the post will say something about how books portray these moments, whether accurate or inaccurate, fade to black or way too much details. I’m going to address the top three […]

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Why do I Write in Reverse?

Not long ago I was on the phone with another author friend while hashing out a story idea I had. When I was done, she replied, “Dude – you’re incapable of writing a straight contemporary story.” Word. The truth is, she’s right. I mean, I COULD do it, but at some point there would be a sizable, […]

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Writing the Edge

If you were to ask ten authors how they came up with their first book, they’d tell you it was a story that stuck with them. One that played over and over in their mind, desperate to be told. The same applies to me, especially with Undertow (though I’ll admit that Undertow evolved into this […]

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Kate Conway

Confessions of a Cape Cod Realtor-Writer

Tales of Black-Winged Night

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

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Heartstring Eulogies

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Darrick Dean

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

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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

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YA Book Addict

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