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 ...
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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
Swoon Author Aiden Thomas: 5 Takeaways from Maggie Stiefvater's Writing Seminar
On Saturday, February 23rd, 2019, I had the pleasure of attending Maggie Stiefvater’s Portraits & Dreamers Seminar in Seattle, WA. My best friend—and Critique Partner!—and I got into my SUV and drove up from Portland for the weekend. As someone who got a BA in English and an MFA in Creative Writing, Stiefvater imparted wisdom not only that I hadn’t ...
Lost in the Never Woods,