“A successful ending to a brilliant trilogy about human hope and connection . . . set in a diverse world that celebrates and affirms all kinds of love.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review AXIE: HUGE CONGRATS to Katy for not only releasing her third novel today, but the FINAL book in her Age of Darkness trilogy, INTO… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Katy Rose Pool
We’re so excited to have June Hur for today’s Author Spotlight to celebrate Asian Pacific (American) Heritage Month! I put *American* because June is Canadian and this month is for celebrating all API diaspora writers! June’s second novel, The Forest of Stolen Girls, is out now! Axie: Hi June! Can you give us a quick… Continue reading APAHM Spotlight: JUNE HUR
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!
The easiest resolution to make is to finish the books I have under contract. I also want to use this year “off” (e.g. I don’t have any books coming out in 2021) to really work on my craft and get back into the joy of writing again. I want to work on places where I… Continue reading Happy New Year 2021!
Hey friends! In preparation for this post, I re-read Amanda Foody’s brilliant Writing in Multiple Age Categories post, which is a topic cut from a similar cloth, so definitely check that post out after you read this one~ Just a quick catch up with me – In 2017, I debuted with a YA Sci-Fi duology… Continue reading Writing in Different Genres
Hey, we’re back with another WBP survey, the first of which was on average chapter lengths, which you can check out: here. We want to do more of these, so definitely let us know in the comments if there is a question on craft or publishing that you’d like the writers of WBP to answer!… Continue reading WBP Survey: How do you approach notes after first receiving them from CPs, agents, and/or editors?
This post is brought to you by Kat, who when I asked what I should write for my turn on the blog this week, answered with: SETTING. In preparing for this post, I re-read our Roundtable #7, where Foody, Melody, Akshaya and I talk settings, so definitely check that out if you haven’t already. Between… Continue reading 7 Tips on Writing Settings
This is a visual representation of how I felt this past summer before my second book’s release. [If you’re wondering what I’m cooking, it’s ramen (*see Author’s note below). Because every person in my family must have their own pot of ramen]. This is what I call having “multiple pots on the stove,” which upon… Continue reading The Multiple Pots on the Stove Method
Your favorite girl gang is back ♠️ Indulge your vices in the City of Sin, where a sinister street war is brewing and fame is the deadliest killer of them all… On the quest to find her missing mother, prim and proper Enne Salta became reluctant allies with Levi Glaisyer, the city’s most famous con… Continue reading Happy Release Day to KING OF FOOLS + Roundup of WBP’s Inaugural Instahop
This blog post comes to you from a writer knee-deep in revisions. Every time I’ve written *anything* I’ve somehow convinced myself at points in my writing that I could “fix things later” or that maybe “no one will notice” a certain mistake or inconsistency. But the truth is, if you find a scene boring, or… Continue reading Revision: There’s No Better Time Like the Present