Turning Points: Choose Your Own Adventure by Jon Skovron
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Turning Points: Choose Your Own Adventure by Jon Skovron

This guest post is part of the Turning Points series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Now, to celebrate the release of his new YA novel, Man Made Boy, out in stores on October 3, here is Jon Skovron sharing his… Guest post by … Continue reading

Author Interview & Book Giveaway: INHERITANCE by Malinda Lo
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Author Interview & Book Giveaway: INHERITANCE by Malinda Lo

Just last week, while I was away, the sequel to Malinda Lo‘s heart-pounding, gripping, sexy Adaptation series, Inheritance, entered the world—and now that I’m home I have an interview with Malinda to celebrate its release! I’ve asked Malinda to answer some of my favorite author interview questions, and here’s what she said… Scroll down to … Continue reading

Author Interview & Book Giveaway: COUNTING BY 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
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Author Interview & Book Giveaway: COUNTING BY 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

I’m excited to tell you that I have Holly Goldberg Sloan here today, answering some questions about her new middle-grade novel, Counting by 7s, and more! I’m a huge fan of Holly’s debut, I’ll Be There, a heart-pounding, emotional, gorgeous novel that still makes me choke up when I think about it. Now Holly has turned her talents to a younger … Continue reading

Turning Points: How We Define Ourselves by Rachele Alpine
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Turning Points: How We Define Ourselves by Rachele Alpine

This guest post is part of the Turning Points series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Now, to celebrate her release week, here is Rachele Alpine, debut author of the YA novel Canary, sharing hers… and this is an extra-special Turning Point to share, because Rachele … Continue reading

The Writing That Comes Before All the Writing: On Outlining
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The Writing That Comes Before All the Writing: On Outlining

I used to be a dedicated outliner. My outlines for novels would take up dozens and dozens of pages, come with color-coded notes to myself (this has been written and you don’t need to worry about it anymore = blue ; not sure of this, but you’ll come up with something better when you write … Continue reading

Turning Points: Guest Post by Erin Bowman
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Turning Points: Guest Post by Erin Bowman

This guest post is part of the Turning Points blog series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Here is Erin Bowman, debut author of Taken and one of my Anticipated Debuts for April 2013, sharing her turning point… And be sure to enter the giveaway before … Continue reading