Posts made in December, 2017


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Hope you have a wonderful break; more interviews and content will be coming in the new year. In the meantime, enjoy this picture of a baby penguin: Photo from Wiki   Reminder: if you’d like to stay up to date on all interviews and other posts, subscribe to my blog by scrolling down and entering your email, or sign up for my...

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Photo Credit: From PublicDomainPictures.net There are so many amazing interviews with authors out there–including a ton of advice that authors have collected on their site in FAQ pages. Some of that advice is from authors who are no longer with us. I’ve collected some of that advice in these posts, and organized them by topic. It’s a quick way to see some of the great advice out there on a particular subject, but if...

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Photo from Wendelin’s Amazon Author Page   I remember reading my first Sammy Keyes mystery as a kid, and experiencing the sheer delight of Sammy’s antics from the very first pages. (If you’ve read the first Sammy Keyes, you’ll know exactly what moment I’m talking about.) Recently, I read the final book in that series, SAMMY KEYES AND THE KISS GOODBYE, Wendelin Van Draanen’s farewell to an...

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Photo Credit: From PublicDomainPictures.net Since I often ask similar questions of people I interview, I wanted to collect some of their responses here, under the umbrella of that particular topic. That way, if you’re looking for quick advice or inspiration on a particular subject, you can browse these posts to see what a variety of very talented writers and other professionals say. Here, I’ve collected together responses...

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Photo provided by Christine Reed   Bookstores are magical places: shops where you walk in and are immediately presented with thousands of portals to other worlds. But we also hear a lot about the difficulty of maintaining an independent bookstore nowadays, with quickly changing technology and ease of online ordering. Despite that, a great number of independent bookstores are thriving. I had the chance to talk to the owner of one...

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