You guys!!! Yallwest is this weekend! I am so, so excited! Yallwest is my favorite event of every year. There are always so many amazing authors and book bloggers/readers there, and seeing everyone is my absolute favorite part. I hope I get to meet some of you this year! There is so always so much … Continue reading How to Conquer Yallwest and Have Fun Doing It
ARCs are strangely powerful objects here in the book community. They can help promote and build buzz for upcoming books! They can make any day you receive one feel like Christmas! But they have a darker side too. They’ve been known to cause jealousy and major feelings of self-doubt in book bloggers. And these seemingly … Continue reading ARCs and Galleys, Love ‘Em? Hate ‘Em? Little Bit of Both?
I get asked this question a lot, so I figured I’d spill some tea today on how to build a platform in the book community. The bad news, it does take a lot of effort. The good news, it’s actually really easy to do. I started book blogging and participating in the online book community … Continue reading How to Really Build a Platform in the Book Community
How in the world is it April already?! 2019 is absolutely flying past in a whirl of keyboard keys and Taylor Swift songs. (I listen to her 1989 album on repeat while I work on my WIP.) It’s been such a great year. I finished my rough draft, have been working on revisions like a … Continue reading My Top Ten Reads of 2019 So Far
What is Author Mentor Match? Author Mentor Match is an incredible mentorship program that pairs aspiring writers with published, pre-published, or agented authors. This program is designed for writers (like me) who have completed their manuscripts, gone through at least one round of revisions, and are preparing for the querying process. Author mentors give feedback … Continue reading I’m Applying to be a Mentee in Author Mentor Match!
Happy Monday, everyone! Boy, do I have a super special post for you today! Emily R. King, author of the megahit series The Hundredth Queen, has a new series coming out called The Evermore Chronicles, and I'm thrilled to reveal the cover for the second book, Into the Hourglass! Book one, Before the Broken Star, comes out on … Continue reading Exclusive Cover Reveal for INTO THE HOURGLASS + Giveaway!
I have an exciting announcement for my fellow aspiring writers! If you're working on publishing your first book, or if you're still thinking about taking the leap and starting that first draft, then I have the writing conference for you! And if you use the YA-WINE discount code, you can get 25% off the registration … Continue reading Calling All Aspiring Authors, Sign Up for the First Pages Workshop Now and Get a Discount on Registration!