Writing takes a lot of perseverance. Sticking with a story until the end, juggling revisions on top of daily life, sending query letter after query letter, managing rejections…until finally the perseverance pays off. It’s always easier to give-up, to just say “I’ll get ‘em next time.” But we know of so many writers’ stories where… Continue reading Relaxing: Writer Edition
Recently I had a conversation with a fellow writer (hi Meg!) about how we’d both gone back and forth on whether our books worked better as YA or adult, and it got me thinking about how exactly those kinds of things are determined. There are lots of books on adult shelves I could easily see… Continue reading YA or Adult: Finding the Emotional Core of Your Book
Oftentimes I feel like the writing advice is that we all need to write as fast as we can—write that crappy first draft in seven days or else what are you doing, don’t you want to be a real writer? Sure, there are a lot of times I’ve gotten angry at myself for not writing… Continue reading Letting Scenes Sit On The Back-Burner
Hi Axie! Did you get my last Snapchat? Wait, we’re supposed to be doing an interview about your amazing book REBEL SEOUL! I figured you’ve done a few cool interviews already so why don’t we have a little fun with this one! First, I adored the amazing Sci-Fi YA world you built in REBEL SEOUL.… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Axie Oh
The day has come! The one that WBP has been waiting for on pins and needles… …it’s release day for DAUGHTER OF THE BURNING CITY by our own amazing Amanda Foody! Check out our amazing Author Spotlight Interview (our first) with Foody from earlier this year (click below to go to the full interview): We’ve… Continue reading Release Day: Daughter of the Burning City + Giveaway (CLOSED)!
We are super excited for today’s author spotlight: the hilarious F. C. Yee, debut author of THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO. This book came onto our radar last May when it was pitched as Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets American Born Chinese. How cool is that? After reading, we’re thrilled to say the comps… Continue reading Author Spotlight: F. C. Yee
A bunch of the WBP contributors went to ALA Annual conference this year in Chicago and we had an amazing time! Partly because we were able to see Amanda Foody on her first panel and Axie Oh had her first signing for her debut REBEL SEOUL! To start out the weekend on Friday there were some signings (including one… Continue reading Conference Report: ALA Annual 2017 & ARC GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)