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Why I Love Endings (And Also Hate Them)

The End. Small words, three letters each. But when you put them together, wow are they big. The conclusion, the finale, the denouement. Powerful, shocking, bittersweet, heartwarming. An ending can be so many things.  I’m not going to say the ending is the absolute most important part of a story; beginnings are important, too, because… Continue reading Why I Love Endings (And Also Hate Them)

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Author Spotlight: Amanda Foody and Wilderlore: The Accidental Apprentice!

We’re so incredibly excited to feature our very own Amanda Foody for today’s Author Spotlight to celebrate the release of her debut middle grade novel, The Accidental Apprentice, Book One in the Wilderlore series!! AXIE: Give us a quick pitch for Wilderlore: The Accidental Apprentice! What can we expect to find in this book? FOODY: Wilderlore follows… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Amanda Foody and Wilderlore: The Accidental Apprentice!

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How much do you have to know about your sequel ahead of time?

Writing one book is a daunting endeavor, let alone an entire series. And after spending months or years putting the finishing touches on one novel, the prospect of plotting out another can often seem overwhelming, especially if you aren’t much of a plotter to begin with. I’ve published a trilogy, and I’m in the midst… Continue reading How much do you have to know about your sequel ahead of time?

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Book Recommendations for Black History Month!

Since February is Black History Month, I want to recommend a handful of books to pick up, if you haven’t already, that are rooted in a historical event or history. If you’re looking to tie in a historical event into your novel or interested in writing historical fiction, these titles are great entry points for… Continue reading Book Recommendations for Black History Month!