Turning Points: Choosing Yes by Jessica Corra

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 upcoming debut author Jessica Corra revealing hers… Guest post by Jessica Corra When Nova asked me to take part in this blog series, I enthusiastically repliedContinue reading “Turning Points: Choosing Yes by Jessica Corra”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Leah Cypess (+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? Here is author Leah Cypess revealing hers… Guest post by Leah Cypess You know how they say, “Don’t quit your day job”? Well, that was my turning point.Continue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Leah Cypess (+Giveaway)”

Turning Points: Feed Me by Arlaina Tibensky (+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? Here is author Arlaina Tibensky revealing hers… Guest post by Arlaina Tibensky There’s this book called Feed by a guy called M.T. Anderson. A friend of mine fromContinue reading “Turning Points: Feed Me by Arlaina Tibensky (+Giveaway)”

On Dreams and Hearts: In Which Someone Says Something So Much Better Than I Ever Could

I’d planned to blog today, and that blog was meant to be about my first writing love—literary fiction for adults, which I aspired to write since college—and how dreams shift and balloon and curl back in on themselves, and how dreams expand and take on new faces, and how your dreams change as you growContinue reading “On Dreams and Hearts: In Which Someone Says Something So Much Better Than I Ever Could”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Pip Harry

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 Australian YA author Pip Harry revealing hers… Guest post by Pip Harry I wrote my first book at 23. Bursting with youthful confidence, I scribbled anContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Pip Harry”

International Giveaway: Win a *Signed* Copy of FADE OUT (aka DANI NOIR)

In just two weeks, something I didn’t expect to happen—the paperback release of my first published* novel, Dani Noir—is actually going happen, for real. On June 5 Dani Noir will be released in paperback as… Fade Out! Yes, Dani Noir has gone through a reinvention… a new title, a new cover, new updates to the story, andContinue reading “International Giveaway: Win a *Signed* Copy of FADE OUT (aka DANI NOIR)”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Jenny Torres Sanchez (+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? Here is debut author Jenny Torres Sanchez revealing hers… Guest post by Jenny Torres Sanchez For some reason I thought the only way I would ever become aContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Jenny Torres Sanchez (+Giveaway)”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Stephanie Burgis (+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? Here is author Stephanie Burgis revealing hers… Guest post by Stephanie Burgis When I first sat down to write this entry, I froze up. Too many choices wereContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Stephanie Burgis (+Giveaway)”

The Isolating Writer

When I have a ton of work to do—like, for example, right now with freelance copyediting deadlines, teaching responsibilities for my writing class (which I think is going really well! I love my students), and novel revisions and a nice, solid book deadline I have noted in beautiful panic red in my calendar, among otherContinue reading “The Isolating Writer”

Turning Points: And Now for Something Completely Different by Bethany Griffin (+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? Here is Bethany Griffin revealing hers… Guest post by Bethany Griffin I once sent my former agent an email with that subject…And Now For Something Completely Different. ItContinue reading “Turning Points: And Now for Something Completely Different by Bethany Griffin (+Giveaway)”