Swoon Author Maggie Ann Martin: A Q&A with Pre-Pub Maggie and Post-Pub Maggie
Before I started this publishing journey, I had very
specific, sometimes tough questions about how the publishing process would pan
out. I never felt comfortable asking an author these questions outright in a
public forum, so I’m here to answer all of the hard questions for you!
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Maggie Ann Martin,
The Big F,
Announcing THE BRIGHTSIDERS by Jen Wilde!
As everyone knows, I’m a huge fangirl. I’ve always been fascinated by celebrities, pop culture, and the privileges and perils of fame. In Queens of Geek, Charlie encountered some of those privileges and perils as a Youtube star and emerging actress, and it got me thinking; what about the kind of fame that makes your every move a ...
Why Adults Should Read YA — and Where to Start
We all know that much of the audience of young adult books are young adults themselves. But there’s absolutely no reason
why people who are no longer teenagers can’t still read YA and get something
really valuable from the genre.
traumatic as high school and adolescence was for many people, there’s also something
singularly magical about ...
the winner's curse,
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Writing Setting with All Five Senses
You’re in a bustling cafe in downtown Philadelphia. You can hear the cappuccino machine steaming milk - whirring bursts of sound that you know will result in the most perfect froth. You smell the scent of coffee and freshly baked breads and pastries. You see the long line; a mother pushing a stroller, a tall man in a well-cut suit ...
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Swoon Author L.E. DeLano: Easter Eggs in a Book? Guilty!
We all know about movie "Easter Eggs" - little tidbits that call
out to pop culture (like Deadpool making fun of Hugh Jackman) or running gags within
the franchise (like the
Pizza Planet truck in Pixar movies). Movies aren't the only place to find
those, you know.
For instance, on the dust jacket of Dan Brown's novel Deception Point ...