Turning Points: Guest Post by Daisy Whitney (+Giveaway)

This 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? I’m honored and excited to host their stories. Read on as Daisy Whitney reveals how discovering a new genre changed the course of her writing career… Shortly after I soldContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Daisy Whitney (+Giveaway)”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Julia DeVillers (+Giveaway)

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? I’m honored and excited to host their stories. Read on as Julia DeVillers tells the amazing story of how a fan letter she wrote an author whenContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Julia DeVillers (+Giveaway)”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Gretchen McNeil

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? I’m honored and excited to host their stories. Read on as Gretchen McNeil shares an incredibly moving, personal story about how she became a writer… “Everything happensContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Gretchen McNeil”

Turning Points: Those Pesky Voices in my Head by Eric Luper (+Giveaway)

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? I’m honored and excited to host their stories. Read on as Eric Luper reveals how he stopped chasing trends and decided to write what he most wanted toContinue reading “Turning Points: Those Pesky Voices in my Head by Eric Luper (+Giveaway)”

Turning Points: You Can Always Walk Away by Saundra Mitchell (+Giveaway)

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? I’m honored and excited to host their stories. Read on as Saundra Mitchell reveals how coming to the painful decision to quit and walk away changed herContinue reading “Turning Points: You Can Always Walk Away by Saundra Mitchell (+Giveaway)”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Christopher Barzak (+Giveaway)

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? I’m honored and excited to host their stories. Read on as Christopher Barzak reveals how he moved from writing short stories to novels, only to discover theContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Christopher Barzak (+Giveaway)”

Two Winners of IMAGINARY GIRLS and Why You Won’t Be Able to Read This Blog Tomorrow

Hey! There was a recent giveaway on my blog… and I just randomly picked the two winners. Each of you will win a signed ANZ edition of Imaginary Girls. Congrats! The winners are… Winner #1: Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books Winner #2: Bee Congrats, Alexa and Bee! I’ll email you to ask for your mailing addresses.Continue reading “Two Winners of IMAGINARY GIRLS and Why You Won’t Be Able to Read This Blog Tomorrow”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Eileen Cook

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? I’m honored and excited to host their stories. Read on as Eileen Cook reveals how a “nasty” book led her to wanting to be a writer, andContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Eileen Cook”

A Moment of Feeling Free

First off, thank you to everyone who’s come here for the launch of the Turning Points blog series this week! Thank you for making Gayle Forman and Sean Ferrell feel welcome and commenting on their amazing, inspiring, and brilliant posts. (If you missed these two opening posts—oh but you can’t miss them!—please just ignore myContinue reading “A Moment of Feeling Free”