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Being a Debut During a Pandemic
We are living in unprecedented times.That’s what everyone keeps saying, and, personally, I think that’s putting it lightly. I prefer to say, “2020 is a dumpster fire” and 2020 debut authors are like captains trying to sail said dumpster fire down a rushing river except there’s no way to steer, the river is also on fire, and, oh yeah, no …
Check out the final cover for LOST IN THE NEVER WOODS by Aiden Thomas!
Friends, I am SO BEYOND thrilled to FINALLY share the cover of Lost in the Never Woods!Lost in the Never Woods is—you guessed it!—a dark, contemporary reimagining of the Peter Pan canon. It takes place in the sleepy coast town of Astoria, OR and follows our unwilling heroine, Wendy Darling. When she was 12, Wendy and her two younger brothers, …
Lost in the Never Woods,
When Stuck In Panic Mode, Make a Game Plan
Welcome to my Editing Update for Cemetery Boys! Otherwise known as:How Maggie Stiefvater Made Me Wonder If I Had Even Written a Book At All.In case you didn’t know, I wrote the first draft for Cemetery Boys in 6 weeks. I know that sounds coocoo bananas, and it WAS coocoo bananas, but we had a tight deadline and when my …
First Draft: Sometimes the Void Talks Back
The idea for Cemetery Boys started, as most of my ideas do, with my talking into the void on Twitter.Back in August 2018, I was talking about how I was saving my two favorite names—Yadriel and Julian—for special books that I would maybe never write because I love the names SO MUCH! This is right around when I was coming …
first draft report
Announcing CEMETERY BOYS by Aiden Thomas!
Friends, I have been truly blessed with the most WONDERFULLY PERFECT cover for Cemetery Boys! I know we usually do cover voting—which some of you might be bummed out about—but let me tell you about how this beautiful cover came to be.I was given a list of artists to pick from for Cemetery Boys' cover, and Swoon provided me with …
Lost in the Never Woods