Hello, Pitch Warriors! First of all, congratulations on having the courage to enter this competition—for valuing yourself and your work enough to take this step.
I first discovered NC author Megan Shepherd this past January, as part of a SCWBI Carolinas online workshop series called Polish Your Manuscript in Your PJs.
I never thought I’d love going to summer school, but Kami Kinard and Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen have proven me wrong.
In a little over a week, Greenville, South Carolina will host Read Up, a brand-new festival for middle grade and young adult lit aficionados.
In retrospect, I don’t remember how it happened. But a few glorious months ago, I stumbled upon KidLit Drink Night Podcast—and got hooked.
Michelle Leonard chats with us about The Winged Pen, the importance of finding your writing tribe, and the magic of being a good critique partner.
This week on the blog, meet the Authors Out of Carolina—four amazing North Carolina writers who have come together to support each other and bring their new releases into the world.
Back when I was searching for an agent for The Memory Thief, the process seemed daunting beyond belief. My mentor, Caroline Leavitt, told me to query at least 75 agents before I began rending my garments and wringing my hands in despair, and so I did.
This week on the blog, author Leigh Statham chats with us about Wattpad’s amazing community of writers and readers, her role as head gnomie at Quantum Fairy Tales, and the September release of her new steampunk adventure novel, The Perilous Journey of the Much-Too-Spontaneous Girl.
How far would you go to research a book? For her upcoming book, Will Nolan Eats Bugs (Amulet, Fall 2017) I think it’s fair to say that writer Rebecca Petruck went all the way.
My dyslexic superhero starts 6th grade in a few short weeks, and we’re doing everything we can to make his transition as seamless as possible
While I certainly hadn’t expected parenting to be a picnic, I had not anticipated that my child would react as if he were allergic to the world, perpetually affronted by everything it had to offer.
I have a confession to make. For the past six months—other than research for my upcoming novel—I’ve almost exclusively read young adult lit: Tahereh Mafi, Michelle Hodkin, Sally Green, Rick Yancey, Marie Lu, John Green, Cassandra Clare, Jandy Nelson, Julie Kagawa.
I am thrilled beyond words to announce that Ballantine Books will publish my as-yet-untitled second novel in Summer 2017. Right now, the book is in the revision phase with my editor, and we’re going back and forth, tightening it down—for those of you who know me well, it will come as no surprise that I tend to overwrite—and making it as good as it can possibly be.