Turning Points: Guest Post by Laura Lam

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 Laura Lam, debut author of Pantomime and one of my Anticipated Debuts for February 2013, sharing hers… Guest post by Laura Lam Writing was always something I’dContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Laura Lam”

Turning Points: “Me and Quitting” by Amy Spalding

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 Amy Spalding, debut author of The Reece Malcolm List and one of my Anticipated Debuts for February 2013, sharing hers… Guest post by Amy Spalding I usedContinue reading “Turning Points: “Me and Quitting” by Amy Spalding”

Turning Points: “Becoming the Person I Want My Daughters to Be” by Kristin Halbrook

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 Kristin Halbrook, debut author of Nobody But Us and one of my Anticipated Debuts for January 2013, sharing hers… Guest post by Kristin Halbrook When IContinue reading “Turning Points: “Becoming the Person I Want My Daughters to Be” by Kristin Halbrook”

Turning Points: Guest Post by E.C. Myers (+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 E.C. Myers, author of Fair Coin and Quantum Coin, revealing his… Guest post by E.C. Myers As a debut author who has been following thisContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by E.C. Myers (+Giveaway)”

Turning Points: Guest Post by Elana K. Arnold (+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 Elana K. Arnold revealing hers on the eve of her debut YA release, Sacred… Guest post by Elana K. Arnold It was the summer ofContinue reading “Turning Points: Guest Post by Elana K. Arnold (+Giveaway)”

What Scares YA Authors?

…Starting tomorrow, I’ll be asking that very question of some YA authors, and we’ll see what they say. Come back tomorrow for guest blogs, interviews, and book giveaways. Here’s who you’ll find here: Adele Griffin, author of All You Never Wanted and Tighter Andrew Smith, author of The Marbury Lens and Passenger Brenna Yovanoff, author of The Replacement and The Space Between Daniel Marks,Continue reading “What Scares YA Authors?”

Writer-to-Writer Interview + Book Giveaway: Amy McNamara and LOVELY, DARK AND DEEP

This Writer-to-Writer Interview with Amy McNamara touches on telling ourselves stories in the face of things we don’t understand, the art she turns to when writing isn’t going well, and so much more about her debut YA novel, Lovely, Dark and Deep (Simon & Schuster BFYR, on sale TODAY). I’m excited to tell you about a beautiful, lyrical debut novelContinue reading “Writer-to-Writer Interview + Book Giveaway: Amy McNamara and LOVELY, DARK AND DEEP”

What Scares You? Coming to Scare You Soon

Readers of this blog, remember THIS? So, last October, in the days leading up to Halloween, I got it in mind to ask some YA authors a twisted little question… What Scares You? And then I sat back to listen and—as someone who tends to scare easily—get myself freaked out. So here it is, anotherContinue reading “What Scares You? Coming to Scare You Soon”

The Writers You Admire

There are some writers I admire. By that I don’t mean writers who wrote books I love a lot—it goes beyond the books. I mean a writer I admire. A writer I look up to. I’ve noticed lately that the writers I admire in this way have some things in common: They’re always women. TheyContinue reading “The Writers You Admire”