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’d … Continue 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 used … Continue reading Turning Points: “Me and Quitting” by Amy Spalding

Anticipated YA Debut Interview: THE REECE MALCOLM LIST (+Giveaway)

Today I have an interview with another February 2013 Anticipated YA Debut Author! Our featured author is Amy Spalding—and her first novel, The Reece Malcolm List, is on sale today, February 5, from Entangled Teen! Read on to see how Amy answered my Q&A... Scroll down to see who won the giveaway! Nova: I’ll start with the … Continue reading Anticipated YA Debut Interview: THE REECE MALCOLM LIST (+Giveaway)

Anticipated YA Debut Interview: PANTOMIME (+Giveaway)

Today I have an interview with one of the February 2013 Anticipated YA Debut Authors! Today's featured author is Laura Lam—and her first novel, Pantomime, is out in stores tomorrow, February 5, from Strange Chemistry! Read on to see how Laura answered my Q&A... Scroll down to see who won the giveaway! Nova: I’ll start with … Continue reading Anticipated YA Debut Interview: PANTOMIME (+Giveaway)

The February 2013 Anticipated YA Debuts

Happy first day of February! I'm excited to share the two February 2013 Anticipated YA Debuts I'll be featuring here on distraction no. 99 this month... Coming February 5… PANTOMIME The story: R.H. Ragona’s Circus of Magic is the greatest circus of Ellada. Nestled among the glowing blue Penglass—remnants of a mysterious civilization long gone—are … Continue reading The February 2013 Anticipated YA Debuts

Anticipated YA Debut Interview: NOBODY BUT US (+Giveaway)

Now it's time for an interview with one of the January 2013 Anticipated YA Debut Authors! Today's featured author is Kristin Halbrook—and her first novel, Nobody But Us, is out in stores today, January 29, from HarperTeen! Read on to see how Kristin answered my Q&A... ...And read on to see who won a signed copy … Continue reading Anticipated YA Debut Interview: NOBODY BUT US (+Giveaway)

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

Anticipated YA Debut Interview: USES FOR BOYS (+Giveaway)

It's time to interview one of the January 2013 Anticipated YA Debut Authors! Today's featured author is Erica Lorraine Scheidt—her first novel, Uses for Boys, comes out tomorrow, January 15, from St. Martin's Griffin. Read on to see how Erica answered my Q&A... ...And scroll down to see who won the giveaway! Nova: I’ll start with the … Continue reading Anticipated YA Debut Interview: USES FOR BOYS (+Giveaway)

For All the 2013 Debut Authors! And the Readers Who Love a Good Debut Too

For authors, there is really nothing that compares to the day your first book comes out. It’s a gorgeous, exhilarating, exciting, thrilling, and yes, for some (I’m one!), utterly terrifying moment. And I don’t think it’s ever what you expect it will be. You can dream of this moment and draw it a face in … Continue reading For All the 2013 Debut Authors! And the Readers Who Love a Good Debut Too