Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Kimberly Francisco

This week I have the last posts in the Beyond the (Latest) Buzz series, where I’ve asked YA & kidlit librarians as well as book bloggers to share books they think deserve more attention. Read on to see which book librarian Kimberly Francisco from STACKED wants to share…  Guest post by Kimberly Francisco When I wasContinue reading “Beyond the Buzz: Guest Post by Kimberly Francisco”

Beyond the Buzz: Overactive Imaginations

This week I have a couple last posts in the Beyond the (Latest) Buzz series, where I’m asking YA & kidlit librarians as well as book bloggers to share books they think deserve more attention. Here’s a different take on this question from librarian Amber Couch…  Guest post by Amber Couch My name is Amber Couch,Continue reading “Beyond the Buzz: Overactive Imaginations”

Beyond the Buzz: The Re-Shelf Take

This week I have a couple last posts in the Beyond the (Latest) Buzz series, where I’m asking YA & kidlit librarians as well as book bloggers to share books they think deserve more attention. Read on to see which books Kellie from the Re-Shelf wants to share…  Guest post by Kellie When Nova contacted me aboutContinue reading “Beyond the Buzz: The Re-Shelf Take”

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 beforeContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Erin Bowman”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Leah Konen

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 Leah Konen, author of The After Girls, celebrating her pub day today by sharing hers… Guest post by Leah Konen Taking to heart the wisdom of manyContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Leah Konen”

Anticipated YA Debut Interview: TAKEN (+Giveaway)

Today I have an interview with one of the April 2013 Anticipated YA Debut Authors! Today’s featured author is Erin Bowman—and her first novel, Taken, comes out tomorrow, April 16, from HarperTeen! Read on to see how Erin answered my Q&A… …And scroll down to see who won a signed finished copy plus some swag! Nova: I’llContinue reading “Anticipated YA Debut Interview: TAKEN (+Giveaway)”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Victoria Scott

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 Victoria Scott, author of The Collector, sharing hers… Guest post by Victoria Scott My turning point came the day I quit my job. I’d been working inContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Victoria Scott”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Cat Winters

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 Cat Winters, debut author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds and one of my Anticipated Debuts for April 2013, sharing her turning point… And be sure toContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Cat Winters”

Your Last Chance (for Now) to Take an Online Writing Class with Me!

Writers! Are you working on a YA or middle-grade novel and want some feedback and assistance polishing it up to submit to agencies and publishers? Well, maybe I can help. I wanted to post quickly here to say that my eight-week online YA Novel Writing: Master Class with Mediabistro starts next week! I don’t wantContinue reading “Your Last Chance (for Now) to Take an Online Writing Class with Me!”