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Music as Author Muse

I’ve begun sharing my playlist with my husband. It was probably a mistake, because now he thinks I have a split personality based on my music choices. For kicks and giggles, I scrolled through my playlist for the past Undertow books and, well, yes – it appears I’m musically bi-polar. My musical preferences range wildly, but […]

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Joyride by Anna Banks

Joyride by Anna Banks Pub Date: June 2, 2015 I received this title in return for an honest review. Many thanks to Macmillan Publishing for offering me a chance to review it. Joyride is the first book I’ve read by Anna Banks and I suspect I’ll be reading more of her work in the future […]

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Book Review – The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver

While I do not have a sister, the idea of giving up one’s whole existence for the sake of another is both poignant and painful to absorb. In The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver, readers travel through Ella Lawton’s life – that of a semi-outcast whose popular twin sister, Maddy, has cast her aside for […]

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Why a NYT Bestselling author gave the money back.

I get asked all the time about being a self-published author. Why I did it, how hard was it, etc. I did it for many reasons, but like Karen Traviss,  I too was a professional journalist for nearly 20 years. I was paid to write the story THEY WANTED ME TO WRITE. With UNDERTOW, I […]

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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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Two Authors, One Free Story

Well, my friends and fellow YA authors, Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie, have gone and done the unthinkable in the publishing world – they are GIVING AWAY one of their co-authored novels FOR FREE (online that is). Their novel SILO is a gift to their readers and will be posted in stages to WattPad. Below is a note […]

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#NESCBWI14 here I come!

I am super-duper excited to flee my M-F job as a school bus driver and head to Springfield MA for the NESCBWI conference! And yes – you read that correctly. I drive the Loser Cruise filled with my target YA audience. Horror stories of the madness from the road can be found by typing “bus” […]

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Cover Reveal for Blood of a Mermaid

I am pleased to be part of the cover reveal for Katie O’Sullivan‘s BLOOD OF A MERMAID, the second book in the SON OF A MERMAID series! The artwork on both her books is fabulous! A terrific YA read for the summer! BLOOD OF A MERMAID by Katie O’Sullivan Coming from Crescent Moon Press, May […]

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Sturgis #selfies

ALRIGHT! I know you have ’em, so be sure to send them my way – those dozen or so selfies from the Fiction Craft classes!!  Contact me via Facebook (or through my contact form here on Cape Cod Scribe). I would love to post your photos and what you learned from our time together! Learning […]

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Kate Conway

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