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Olivia Hinebaugh


Reader & Writer


Write-at-home mom of three. Also a painter and musician. Actually enjoys folding laundry

Favorite Books

Jellicoe Road, Scorpio Races, Anne of Green Gables, Harry Potter (Always!)

Favorite Quotes

You can't fight here! This is the War Room!

(Major cool points with me if this quote makes you laugh)

Favorite Genres

Olivia Hinebaugh's Manuscripts

Olivia Hinebaugh's Library

Most Recent Blog Posts

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Swoon Author Olivia Hinebaugh: Being an Author with Anxiety

I have an anxiety disorder. It comes along with a lot of challenges, but also a lot of superpowers that I’ve developed to live and thrive with panic disorder. Being a debut author brings its own set of anxieties and worries, and I’d love to offer a little unsolicited advice and support to the people out there who live with … Read More


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Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Swoon Author Olivia Hinebaugh: Beyond the Acknowledgments

If I had to pick my very favorite thing about becoming an author (and there are a lot of favorite things), I’d probably choose having the chance to thank people in the acknowledgments.Writing the acknowledgments made my manuscript feel even more like a book. As a writer, I always pore over the acknowledgments before I dive into a book. I … Read More


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Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

Swoon Author Olivia Hinebaugh's Editing Update: A Fresh Start

Waiting for my first edit letter was really exciting. And nerve-wracking. I often heard authors talking about how overwhelming that first edit letter could be. It’s the first time you’re really going to try and mesh your vision with your editor’s. I worried that we wouldn’t have the same ideas. I worried that I wasn’t up to the task. (Hello, … Read More


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Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Swoon Author Olivia Hinebaugh: Don't Stop Now

Hey! Novel writers and Nano-ers! You’re writing words. Words that didn’t exist until you typed them! That is rad! It’s an accomplishment whether you “win” NaNoWriMo or not.I have a complicated relationship with NaNoWriMo. (But, honestly, who doesn’t?) There are things I like (solidarity, a little external pressure—I love a deadline) and things I don’t (the emphasis on quantity over … Read More


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Saturday, April 14th, 2018

And the winning cover for THE BIRDS, THE BEES, AND YOU AND ME is...

Swooners, this was THE author moment I've been dreaming about. Yeah, sometimes I think about holding my book for the first time, but it's hard to picture that moment if you have no idea what your book will look like. But now, I do!I had exactly zero chill about my cover. I'd have phone calls with my editor Holly and … Read More


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