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Rebranding future books under a new imprint

The past three years have been devoted to work on The Mountain of Dempsey Molehill. First writing it, then rewriting … and rewriting … and editing … and rewriting … and editing … and … You get the picture. But … Continue reading

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The power and importance of constructive criticism

When I finished writing my second novel in seventh grade, I was appalled at the idea of an editor suggesting changes to my masterpiece. “I’m never going to let an editor change my work,” I vowed back then. Erm … … Continue reading

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The Elsa stage of writing when we ‘let it go’

The final version of “Book of Blank” was uploaded to press last Saturday. For weeks leading up to that day, I had a constant internal chant of, “Come on, let’s go. Come on, let’s go. Get it done. Get it … Continue reading

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Writers, we can’t put a price on the press (or maybe we can)

There are plenty of costs for the independent author. Like cover art. And editing. There’s inventory. And did I mention marketing and advertising expenses? The price can range from the hundreds to the thousands, depending on who we hire and … Continue reading

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It’s OK to be a member of the Childless Children’s Authors Club

Middle-grade author Maile Meloy made an important point in the New York Times Sunday Book Review last week. In an essay titled “Whose Side Are You On?” Meloy explores the idea of being a childless children’s author. ¬†Meloy muses: But … Continue reading

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There’s a draft in my writing room

Is it just me, or does it feel a bit drafty in here? The first draft of Book 2 in the Sarah & Katy adventures is officially written! It’s brand new and fresh off the printer, but it certainly isn’t … Continue reading

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This is a great cover design concept

During a recent visit to Book World, I was browsing the classics section when I came across this: Two different book covers that, when arranged side by side, create a single piece of art. This isn’t a brand new concept … Continue reading

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