WBP might have been on hiatus, but the ladies of WBP have been very busy all summer, so we thought we’d give you a “what we did on summer break” post including what we’ve been reading and loving! One of the biggest highlights for the whole group was definitely going on a writing retreat followed by going to Book Expo and BookCon to celebrate some of our books!
Currently reading How to be Remy Cameron
My book came out! Wheee! Wicked Fox is officially in the world, but I ended up having a deadline for book 2 like immediately after launch. So, I was very busy all summer writing and traveling and doing fun things for Wicked Fox in between frantically writing and revising book 2 and questioning all of my bad life choices/scheduling snafus.
My summer was filled with San Diego Comic Con, a college friend’s wedding, and a visit from my family during which I took them around LA. And of course, revising my manuscript that will eventually go on sub.
I’ve also been catching up on graphic novels, including SAGA.
(Melody also has a short story in the bitingly scary anthology Betty Bites Back, Feminist fiction to frighten the patriarchy!)
I have been in a cave editing my debut because I know how to party.
I read Red White and Royal Blue.
And I’m currently reading Shatter the Sky
(Also, just a quick reminder that Mara’s revisions are for her debut Young Adult Fantasy due out in Spring 2020! Check it out here)
I’ve been revising book 2 and doing tons of promo for book 1! (Katy’s debut, There Will Come a Darkness comes out September 3rd!) First at BookCon and BookExpo, and then at San Diego Comic Con. ALSO I MET A SHIBA INU PUPPY NAMED YUZUKI!
I had the most amazing summer filling the creative well, seeing friends and family in Seoul, Tokyo, San Diego, and New York, while brainstorming new book ideas! I also binge-read two manga series, Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You and Maid-Sama!
Started working on a new WIP I’m really excited about! Read so many good books, including Wicked Fox, Wilder Girls, and Ninth House—yes, that’s right, let the jealousy wash over you. Got a weird tan when I wore ripped jeans to a baseball game, then went to the beach twice to fix it and it’s still! there! And I moved to a new apartment that I love with a new roommate who’s fine, I guess. (Kat: her roommate just has a lot of feelings! Okay!)
I have been working working working at my day job and am excited to be a new story lead on an upcoming project! I just finished listening to the audiobook for The Bride Test by Helen Hoang and have been enjoying This Right Here by Alexandria Bellefleur on Radish Fiction.